I have a security system that came with my house that is not connected to the security company anymore. It works, and the sensors around the house work, and I can use the connections(wires) in the security box for each sensor to know if they are activated.
What I want to do is, when a sensor trips, to send a signal through CAT5 cable to my computer. So I want to connect the sensors to a board, and from the board send bytes through a network to a computer so I can identify which sensor was activated.
Please tell me the type of board(and micro controller) I need to do this, and where to get them. My electronics knowledge is limited, so please explain. Thanks.