The software has been reviewed by the controller manufacturer and they have agreed to put out a press release in 1st quarter 2006 indicating that we are now connectivity partners.
There has been a lot of interest to "try" the product before buying but actual sales have been minimal even though IMO the price is reasonable, $29.95 and there is a money back guarantee. Thus, the reason for the trial period software.
This application originally started as a opensource freeware app on another technology forum. At that time, I was flooded with requests for all sorts of enhancements. The majority of the requests required a substantial investment on my part. For instance, CCTV video streaming was a major request. So, I spent close to $2,000 on CCTC cameras and hardware. Another requested enhancement is controlling whole house audio. If I were to take on this enhancement, then my out of pocket expense would be close to $4,000. Personally, I need a whole house audio system like I need a hole in the head. So, the only reason for selling the software is to cover my expenses. BTW, my product has 80% of the functionality of another commercially available product retailing at $250. My price $29.95. The only functionality that I don't have yet that the other guy has is the video streaming.
Finally, I plan on querying the controller for the date and time. Most end users' are extremely reluctant about making any changes to the security controller. For instance, incorrectly changing a controller date may cause the controller to automatically dial 911 and report a break in in progress. That is, someone is in the house when they shouldn't be in the house. Example, security armed for Monday thru Friday 9 AM to 5 PM. User resets the date on Saturday to Monday and the controller IMMEDIATELY dials 911 because motion detectors identifies a person in the secured area. Also, changing dates would most probably wreak havoc on any automation tasks.