Programmable communicator

  • US 7,583,197 B2
  • Filed: 01/10/2006
  • Issued: 09/01/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/23/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A programmable communicator device comprising:

  • a wireless communications circuit having an antenna and configured to communicate over a communications network;

    a programmable identity module having a unique identifier that is unique to the programmable communicator device;

    a programmable interface connected to at least one wired or wirelessly attached monitoring device;

    a processing module configured to receive and authenticate an at least one transmission from a programming transmitter, the at least one transmission including the unique identifier and at least one telephone number or IP address corresponding to the at least one monitoring device, wherein the processing module is configured to authenticate the at least one transmission by determining if the at least one transmission contains the unique identifier; and

    a memory module configured to store the at least one telephone number or IP address from the authenticated transmission as one of a plurality of permitted callers if the processing module authenticates the at least one transmission by determining that the at least one transmission includes the unique identifier.

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