COMPUTER CONTROLLED SECURITY AND SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
 Inventors: Kamal S Fansa; Darren P Surch, both of Costa Mesa; M. Khaled Aboudan,
Lake Forest, all of Calif.
 Assignee: Bakson, Inc., Huntington Beach, Calif.
 Appl. No.: 891,180
 Filed: Jul. 10, 1997
 Int. CI. G08B 1 08
 U.S. CI 340/539; 340/506; 340/531;
340/825.69; 340/825.72; 395/892
 Field of Search 340/506, 577,
340/518, 539, 541, 573, 574, 825.69, 825.72;
395/882, 892, 84
 References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
4,772,876 9/1988 Laud 340/539
The present invention provides a complete, easy to use and install security and surveillance system for a personal computer, which is designed to act as a peripheral to the personal computer. The system utilizes a radio frequency device having receiving and transmitting means connected between the serial port of the personal computer and various sensors to input signals to the non-data pins of the serial port whereby software in the personal computer interprets the signals received at the non-data pins to place a call to a pager or cellular phone, or communicate with another computer, produce sound effects, and/or operate video equipment.
18 Claims, 4 Drawing Sheets