Design, build and maintain a home security system with Arduino Uno
About This BookLearn what a security system is, how it works and create one for yourselfDevelop a security system by setting up security cameras and motion detector systemsManage and analyze all the data collected by the sensors from the security system, using a graphical applicationWho This Book Is ForThis book is for novice programmers and hobbyists who want to understand how Arduino can be used to program a home security system as well as to those who want to delve deeper into the world of Arduino.
What You Will LearnRun cables and electricity to support home security infrastructureConnect Arduino to your programming environmentLearn to interact with output devices — alarms, locks, shuttersUnderstand different parts of electronics circuit (MOSFET, resistor, capacitor)Integrate home monitoring and security notifications with monitoring systemsUse logical level shifter with Arduino to send and receive data to and from Raspberry PIIn DetailArduino is an open source micro-controller built on a single circuit board that is capable of receiving sensory input from the environment and controlling interactive physical objects. It is also a development environment that allows the writing of software to the board, and is programmed in the Arduino programming language. It is used for a variety of different purposes and projects, from simple projects such as building a thermostat, to more advanced ones such as robotics, web servers, seismographs, home security systems and synthesizers.
This book will demonstrate how the Arduino can be used to develop a highly connected home security system by mobilizing a network of sensors which can feed alerts back to an Arduino when alarms are triggered. You will know the current state of security systems, well supported by the designs that fit best for your environment. Also, we will see some current technologies such as NFC, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and will finally create a complete web interface that will allow us to remotely manage our system, and even send daily bulletins with the summary of activity.
Towards the end, we'll develop a wireless home security system by setting up security cameras and motion detectors (door and gate trips, temperature sensors). We will then set up a centralized remote access hub (powered by the Arduino) that allows sensors to connect to the wireless home network that can be viewed and interacted by the user.
Style and approachA step-by-step guide with numerous examples focusing on providing the practical skills required to build home security applications using Arduino.