Join David Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Optional accessories, part of Raspberry Pi: Home Monitoring and Control.
- Solid state relay allow you to power on lights…that you've connected to a power bar.…This may be necessary if you want lights…to automatically come on when somebody enters.…If it is dark when someone enters,…you will not be able to take pictures with the PI Cam.…Even with the PI Cam NoIR,…you will still need IR lighting to come on…if you wish to take pictures in a darken room.…You could connect regular or infrared lights…into a power bar,…then turn on and off the power bar…using the solid state relay.…We will be removing some of the plastic coating…on a power bar to attach the solid state relay.…
Adding a solid state relay to a power bar…can be dangerous if not done properly,…and should only be attempted by someone…that has dealt with proper electrical wiring practices.…Neither I nor Lynda.com will assume any responsibility…for any injuries or worse,…that happens from hooking up the solid state relay…or any other devices in this project.…Solid state relays have either…120 volt or 240 volt output.…Even though a 120 volt or 240 volt solid state relay…
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