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I want to install my own home security system with cameras, keypads, electronic locks...?

Building this massive fence around my buddy's house and it's going to have an electric opener on the driveway gate, so it will already need a keypad for that, but there will also be a smaller gate that I'd like to put an electronic lock on and have a keypad for that too. I have seen sone keypad intercom systems that tie into your phone system and let you open the gates from the phone and even forward to your cell if you aren't home and let you talk to whoever is at your door.
I was wondering if there are any security system installer or enthusiasts in the community that could point me in the direction of some resources, websites, or brands for security system components and accessories and whatever you need to tie them all together.
We are in a pretty rural area so I am not really worried about the window sensors and that whole side of it, though it might be nice to have the option later. What I really want to do is to have cameras in addition to the keypads and intercoms on the driveway and walking gates. I also want the info to be really easy to access from anywhere in the house, I.e. intercom piped into the phone as I mentioned before, as well as the video on the computer over the network and hooked into the cable so it can be seen on any tv in he house.
Bonus if I could view/hear/control the equipment with my smartphone or computer at work.
Basically what I need is like the K-nex of security/home automation electronics.

Vyger5 years ago
They have both home automation and security stuff.

http://www.smarthome.com/_/index.aspx