Never pay a service fee again! Self-monitor your own security system!
Connect up to 3 alarm sources, sensors, or zones
Uses a simple serial-to-USB adapter and extension cable you can build yourself
Monitor via email, text, smartphone, and on the web!
"Thank you for finally giving me the solution I have been looking for. I have an old ADT system (Ademco) and have been trying to link it to my email/text for years but could never make the bridge that your software allows. Awesome idea." - KT
How It Works
Connect your hardwired alarm to the status pins of a standard serial-to-USB adapter (available for
$10-15 at most discount stores). The PhantomLink Direct software is triggered
by the USB adapter and uses your PC to send alerts to up to 8 different email or text message accounts.
No Contracts or Service Fees!
services are supported by the ads you see on the website. There
are no service fees and no contracts!
provide your own serial-to-USB adapter (available from most discount stores for
$10-15) and make a simple extension cable. Cable pinout provided in Installation Guide.
Fast-Response Inputs (3)
48 Hours Activity Log
Notify Up to 8 Email/Text Accounts
Alarm, Reset, and Health Alerts
Works with practically any alarm, sensor, or zone that runs on 3-15VDC. Our customers have successfully upgraded systems from several different vendors/brands:
Email/Text Message Notifications
Send email and text message alerts to up to 8 different accounts.
Each input can be configured to alert different email/text accounts, too, letting you tailor the notification system to your specific needs.
The PhantomLink Direct software is simple to install and easy to use.
The software continually monitors the PhantomLink Direct cable and displays its
status on an easy-to-read display.
If an alarm signal is ever detected, the software immediately logs this information to your PhantomLink dashboard on the cloud. This lets you check on your system from anywhere in the world!
You can even configure the system to send you an immediate notification via email or text message!
PhantomLink's web dashboard lets you configure and manage multiple PhantomLink devices -- all from a single screen.
You can also review up to 48-hours of activity logs and system status.
An example of features can be seen on the example dashboard
For mobile users, we provide the PhantomLink Mobile
dashboard, which gives you a quick summary of system health and sensor status directly on your smartphone or tablet.
We also provide a free mobile app for Android that can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.
1. Connect two wires (basic alerts).
2. Install software.
Register on PhantomLink.com.
Installation is easy as 1-2-3, and only takes a few minutes. For details, see the Installation Guide
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a service fee?
You'll need to supply your own serial-to-USB adapter. There are NO service fees and NO contracts! Our services are supported by the ads you see on the website.
How secure is it?
PhantomLink uses certified transport layer encryption along with several proprietary verification technologies to ensure your device has not been compromised.
Is it hard to install?
PhantomLink Direct is easy to install. Connect as few as two wires, install the software, and log into your account. That's it!
Do I need a smartphone?
No, any cellphone capable of receiving text messages should be able to receive alert notifications.
Can I connect it to a [fill in the blank] sensor?
Most serial-to-USB adapters can be triggered by any 3-15VDC trigger source, and you can label these inputs however you want on the PhantomLink dashboard. So use them for whatever you need!
3x Digital (15VDC Max)
3 Seconds Max
3 Seconds Max
Selectable (0, 15, 30, 45, 60s)
USB (Virtual Serial Port)
Manhattan 205146 Recommended *
Alarm System/Sensor Source
3-15VDC Siren/Alarm Output
* Verified for proper functionality. Some generic adapters do not support all 3 inputs.