Well I am now officially on house arrest. So far I have discovered that the company behind the device is www.elmotech.com
and mine is a proximity monitor. They are supposed to upload my work schedule to the device (which they insist on calling a download) and then if I am out of range (limit in feet?) after curfew, the device should alert and dial out, but it is not functioning properly. When the lady came to install the device it "hung" and they have had me do a bit of troubleshooting since then to try and get the device to connect. Their idea of troubleshooting so far was to place the device on a wooden table (specifically not glass or metal) and to unplug the cordless phone from the rear phone jack (which for some reason still has a DSL filter attached altho I have not had DSL on that line in over 4 years, yet am reluctant to remove the filter - sentimental or just mental, not quite sure ATM). The device is still hung, but they are so proud that there are two green lights glowing on the back they have yet to ask me to reboot by pulling the plug.
Other information I have learned so far:
PROTOCOL SVCS A (xxx)820-49xx
is the number from which they call to connect to my device. After my device answers, the touch-tones "1391" are heard which I assume is to either access the device or initiate a data transfer.
If you dial this number, you are connected to the voice verification system which is another service offered by elmotech. The automated system will ask for you to enter your "assigned number" and then proceed to verify that you are you. I do not have an assigned number, but it would be fun to guess a few.
House Arrest Se (xxx)773-51xx
are the numbers of the nice lady who was trying to initiate the data transfer and who was kind enough to help me troubleshoot the device.
I am still somewhat tied to the halfway house (which I will one day post numbers and info because I think they would be fun to prank... I even have a case managers cell phone number now
) Everyone except the director is a good fun person and would enjoy some random hilarity. The director? I would enjoy some timely retribution and revenge against, but that is another topic alltogether.
If anyone has any information about these devices, wants to compare notes, or has any ideas about hacking or tapping into to collect some more information, I'm game. The device did try to call out once and I had the receiver off the hook to hear the number but didn't catch it all. That would be a fun phone number to have as well.
HACK THE PLANET!