Awhile back, I blogged about iPhone Control of House Alarm and Garage Doors, which was a combination of hardware and software that allowed me to control my home alarm system, including doing cool things like opening and closing my garage doors.

It’s been over 2 years since that post and in the meantime, I have completely rewritten the application that interfaces with the VISTA-ICM so that it is much simpler, provides more flexibility and is a more packaged solution so that others can easily use it themselves. It was my first Node.js application and was a lot of fun to write.

Introducing vistaicm-server

screenshot vistaicm-server is a server app that works with the VISTA-ICM module to control VISTA (10/15/20/21/50/128/250) alarm panels. It provides a clean web interface and event handling through a hook architecture.

*To learn more and download, visit the project page on GitHub. *