Join David Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview of remote access with Weaved, part of Raspberry Pi: Home Monitoring and Control.
- [Voiceover] Let's now deal with the extra software…we will need while we're waiting for our parts to arrive.…As long as you stay at home,…you can access your Raspberry Pi…and then stay connected to it using TightVNC server…on your local area network.…Once you step out of your door,…you will no longer be able to connect…to your Raspberry Pi remotely using TightVNC server.…When you want access to your home…from outside your home,…you're using the wide area network.…For people that have a commercial burglar alarm system,…monitoring inside the home is free.…It's when they step out of their home…that they are charged to get access…to their monitoring devices.…
In fact,…some systems that are sold…have it built in that they have to use…a certain monitoring system.…For example,…Interlogix, which is General Electric…Burglar Alarm Systems…have to use Alarm.com for external monitoring.…Alarm.com will charge a monthly fee…to let you securely connect to your local area network…from the wide area network.…Since we are building our own alarm system,…
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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