Join David Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Considerations for mounting and securing your alarm system, part of Raspberry Pi: Home Monitoring and Control.
- By changing the ethernet connection to a Wi-Fi connection…and powering your Raspberry Pi with a power supply…instead of a powered USB hub,…you can mount your Raspberry Pi anywhere you have an outlet…and a good Wi-Fi signal.…There are a few other aspects you may want to consider…when mounting your alarm system…in a more permanent and secure way,…including making a printed circuit board version…of your system, and adding a touchscreen…for easier control.…Bread boards are a great way for prototyping…your circuit and experimenting,…but they're somewhat delicate and difficult to mount.…
To make things more durable,…you can solder your components…onto a printed circuit board,…then take the printed circuit board,…place it in an enclosure,…and mount it on your wall.…Adafruit.com has two different sizes…of printed circuit board…that can connect to the 26 pin,…or 26 pin reduction cable.…This is a smaller version,…which is about the same size as Raspberry Pi…and can easily be mounted into a small case.…This board connects to the Raspberry Pi…
This DIY electronics project provides simple directions for getting your home monitoring system up and running. Author David Ross helps you select a power supply, camera, motion detector, enclosure, and other components and accessories, and make your system "smart" by connecting to web services frameworks such as Weaved and WebIOPi. Then he helps you program the logic to make your Pi camera take pictures and stream video, connect to home peripherals, and mount your alarm system. With this training, and a little elbow grease, you can create a fully autonomous system that helps you and your family feel more secure at home and away.
Note: These instructions work with Raspberry Pi B, Raspberry Pi B+, and Raspberry Pi 2 models.
- Selecting hardware, including a Raspberry Pi camera and a Pi Cobbler
- Configuring VNC, SSH, and WebIOPi services
- Sending SMS messages with the Raspberry Pi
- Taking and accessing pictures remotely
- Setting up video streaming with a Raspberry Pi camera
- Connecting the Pi to the development board
- Connecting the relay and motion detector
- Programming the alarm in Python
- Mounting and securing the alarm system
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Hardware for the Alarm Project
2. Using Web Services to Extend the Pi
3. Taking Pictures with the Pi Cam
4. Setting Up Raspberry Pi Cam for Video Streaming
5. Connecting to Home Automation Peripherals
6. Alarm System Mounting Options
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