hi guys.im new here at the community.
im marco a computer science student.

guys/sir/madam is it ok for you if ill ask a help from your expertise.
right now im doing a project a bout a home security system its a simple anti burglar system, its kinda weird but it goes like this:

when the sensors are "tripped" the system will capture a video and automatically stores it on pc.this video can be later view by home owner when she/he arrive.

then after capturing video the system also simultaneously send an sms to homeowner,a predefined sms that informs the owner that his/her house has burglar.

i use webcam only as my video capture device for practicality..

any one has detailed idea or knowledge about how to send sms using vb2008?.
i use also a infrared sensor but i don't know how to "interface" it with vb2008.

im a computer science student but honestly speaking i'm not very good in analysis and logical thinking i knew about basics only but im easy to be guided.

your ideas are much more appreciated.
thank you so much.

hoping and waiting and bleeding
marco from Philippines

I am 11 year old and i am giving you a tip!

Well as you can see sending an sms is a tough job but here is the code:

            'Connect to the database
            Dim conn As New OleDb.OleDbConnection()

            conn.ConnectionString = "Provider=SQLNCLI;Server=.\;" & "User ID=ozekiuser;password=ozekipass;Database=ozeki;Persist Security Info=True"
            If conn.State = ConnectionState.Open Then
                'Send the message
                Dim cmd As New OleDb.OleDbCommand()
                cmd.Connection = conn
                Dim SQLInsert As String = (("INSERT INTO " & "ozekimessageout (receiver,msg,status) " & "VALUES " & "('") + tbsender.Text & "','") + tbmsg.Text & "','send')"
                cmd.CommandText = SQLInsert
                MessageBox.Show("Message sent")
            End If

            'Disconnect from the database
        Catch ex As Exception
            '    MessageBox.Show(ex.Message)

        End Try

This works in your country but sadly not in my country - india

Happy Coding