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by damauk
Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Home Alarm System Retrofit - "Part Deux"
Replies: 26
Views: 27817

Re: Home Alarm System Retrofit - "Part Deux"

It looks like the Ubiquiti mFi is somewhat inexpensive, however you need to have an "mPort" for every three devices. It looks like the power plugs are in the $40.00 - $100.00 range and the sensors are $30-$50 for motion and about $10.00 for door sensors. (Here is where I found pricing http://www.dou...
by damauk
Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Home sms alarm - Powered by Rpi?
Replies: 2
Views: 4741

Re: Home sms alarm - Powered by Rpi?

For starters I would suggest you look at the code provided in this post: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=27788 Secondly I would recommend avoiding wireless sensors if at all possible because of the difficulty with interfacing to them on your own system. I have personal experie...
by damauk
Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Home Alarm System Retrofit - "Part Deux"
Replies: 26
Views: 27817

Re: Home Alarm System Retrofit - "Part Deux"

This is a very neat set-up you have put together. I am an electrician and we have installed/programmed a number of security/home automation systems. I would defiantly recommend implementing at-least four "arming" states for your system (this is common in high-end commercial systems in our area). (I ...

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