Building a Home Security System with Arduino

by Jorge R. Castro
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Publisher: Packt Publishing

Publication Date: September 02, 2015

ISBN: 9781785283802

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Design, build and maintain a home security system with Arduino Uno

About This Book

  • Learn what a security system is, how it works and create one for yourself
  • Develop a security system by setting up security cameras and motion detector systems
  • Manage and analyze all the data collected by the sensors from the security system, using a graphical application

Who This Book Is For

This 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 Learn

  • Run cables and electricity to support home security infrastructure
  • Connect Arduino to your programming environment
  • Learn to interact with output devices – alarms, locks, shutters
  • Understand different parts of electronics circuit (MOSFET, resistor, capacitor)
  • Integrate home monitoring and security notifications with monitoring systems
  • Use logical level shifter with Arduino to send and receive data to and from Raspberry PI

In Detail

Arduino 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, ...