I’ve finally replaced my Arduino based Home Security System with a new one based on the Spark Core!
Here it is:
My house came pre-wired for a security system, so I tap into those. Basically I have the following inputs:
- Door Sensors (x3)
- Motion Sensors (x2)
I have 1 Piezo buzzer and 1 Neopixel stick as a status indicator. When a door opens, the Piezo buzzer beeps 3 times. I also created webhooks that send push notifications when someone opens a door via Pushbullet.
This is still a very premature setup. I plan on adding a Siren and also letting me configure the push notifications/siren via a web app. But that’s down the road.
Here is a picture of the old Arduino setup I had (it only sent emails via App Engine):
I will post more on this topic as I get the software side complete