Hello I'm needed some advice well Guidance on taking my old DSC wired alarm system and either updating it so i can monitor it or Changing it and using arduino to make a new alarm system. As my hardware skills are getting better over time my software skills still lack somewhat but getting better.
So back to the alarm system. I have a DSC wired alarm system that has been there sense the who knows early 2000s maybe. It works keypad works sirens works and all sensors still work. But what it lacks it notify me if someone brakes in when I'm traveling. Every 1 week out of the month I'm on the road for work or sometimes it can be up to 2 weeks.
So i have a couple of choices to make retrofitting the old alarm system with maybe arduino With Ethernet or a ESP8266 wifi and a send a push notification to a app to my phone. And rig it to the siren to send the notification. Or Building a new alarm system with arduino or ESP8266.
The problem with reusing the old alarm system is that i would like to have the ability to arm and disable the alarm not only to be notified if someone brakes it but be able to control it if i can. The other thing is to build my own system where i can do all this But there is a a lot of coding that I'm not really sure of or But still need to learn and figure out. I know i know coding is a must and I'm up for it to learn.
I don't want to go out and Buy a Premade system i have seen a few out there. This is more of learning for me to build my own. So my question is what would be the best way to go into this. Any advice would be great thank you.