[gw0udm] had an ancient monitored alarm system fitted to their home, and decided it was time to upgrade to something a little more modern. They chose a system from Texecom, but when it came time to hook it up to their computer, they were alarmed at the costs – £40 for what amounted to a USB-to-Serial cable! There were other overpriced modules too. But [gw0udm] wanted to upgrade, so it was time to hack the system.
The first step was grabbing a £4 USB-to-Serial board and wiring it up – a simple job for the skilled hacker. As we always …read more http://pje.fyi/NjDxz1