Originally Posted by myjack
For IVB and the others who have commented, can i just replace the NX-6 motherboard and snap in a new NX-8 m/b without having to buy the control panels and other stuff i've already got???? What more codes or passwords do i need other than the one that arms/disarms the house?
I am not personally 100% sure as I have no experience with GE, but I know that with my ADT, I kept 100% of the motion detectors, door sensors, & wiring. I was even able to keep the keypad wiring, just swap out keypads. I don't have any idea whether the NX-8E keypads are the same as the NX-6 keypads, but those are typically cheap, and again, for $240, i wouldn't waste my energy; after all, how much could you possibly save, and if it doesn't work, or doesn't work at the right time, you're screwed.
By "codes", i mean the software that you use to program your actual controller. Speaking about the Elk, i've put in several "rules" there that make the integration with home automation much simpler. Basically what you're trying to do (actions on alarm) via a PC is home automation lite.
After reviewing the links and suggestions you guys have posted trying to offer advice and help.... I have to be honest: Nothing I looked @ looks compatible with the GE Networx systems. CQC & Homeseer are not mentioning the GE systems and this thing called HAI i assume is home automation software but does it integrate with the GE NX-8? anyone have a link?
If you go to the www.charmedquark.com
page, click support, "supported devices", then "security panel", you'll see "Networx NX-8/NX-8E". Clicking on that brings up this popup.