By Bill Pretty

Construct your individual high-tech alarm procedure at a fragment of the cost


Build your personal cutting-edge protection system
Monitor your process from anyplace you could obtain e-mail
Add keep an eye on of alternative structures reminiscent of sprinklers and gates
Save millions on tracking and condo fees
In Detail

One of the easiest saved secrets and techniques of the safety is simply how uncomplicated the tracking really is - BeagleBone has the entire computing strength you want to construct your self an exceptionally refined entry keep an eye on, alarm panel, and residential automation and community intrusion-detection approach. safety businesses make a fortune every year by means of charging exorbitant charges to their consumers. you'll learn the way effortless it's to make an alarm process with Beaglebone.

A company-maintained-and-monitored alarm process has its position - your expensive outdated mum will not be going to be growing her personal approach any time quickly. but when you're analyzing this e-book, you're most likely a builder or a hobbyist with the entire talents required to do it your self. With construction a house safeguard approach with BeagleBone, you are going to study every little thing you must recognize to increase your individual cutting-edge protection approach, keen on under a year's worthy of tracking fees out of your neighborhood alarm company!

You will commence by way of construction and checking out your and open resource software program on an experimenter's prototype board sooner than progressing to extra advanced platforms. you are going to then how you can try your new creations in a modular model and start to make use of BeagleBone. as soon as your method is equipped and demonstrated, you are going to set up many of the professional-grade sensors utilized in glossy alarm structures and find out how to use them. additionally, you will observe the right way to expand your alarm procedure in numerous other ways. the single restrict should be your imagination.

What you are going to research from this book

Understand the elements of an alarm system
Build a simple sector 1 alarm system
Modify your alarm procedure to accomplish complicated tasks
Build the particular onto BeagleBone
Integrate domestic automation into your safety system
Protect your community from intruders
Keep a watch in your method from at any place within the world
Install and use a number sensor equipment

Building a house safety approach with BeagleBone is a pragmatic, hands-on advisor for useful, hands-on humans. The e-book comprises step by step directions for assembling your personal on professionally synthetic PCB's and developing the software program in your system.

Who this ebook is written for

This e-book is for an individual who's attracted to alarm structures and the way they paintings; for hobbyists and basement tinkerers who like to construct issues. to be able to construct the defined during this booklet, you'll want a few uncomplicated soldering abilities, yet the entire elements are of the thru-hole type and are really easy to place jointly. by way of software program, you could simply run it as-is, but when you must regulate the code, you will want wisdom of Java and IDEs.

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However, readers are free to replicate this circuit for as many zones as they have inputs on their BeagleBone. The EOL – End Of Line resistor An end of line resistor is a resistor that is installed in the last device (sensor) of a chain of devices; hence the term end of line resistor. Resistors R4, R3, and the end of line resistor (marker EOL on the schematic) form a voltage divider. 2K in series and they are connected to 12V. 4V at the plus input of the comparator when the alarm contacts are closed.

Building the Hardware • The third board is the one that makes this project a BeagleBone project. What this does is connect the other boards to BeagleBone. If you want to add zones or outputs, this is the part of the hardware that you would modify. This book uses the original BeagleBone board as the alarm system controller. However, any microcomputer board with input-output capability can be used with this hardware. For example, the RaspberryPi or the Arduino-based systems. For that matter, it is probably possible to use BeagleBoard as well.

Js from the menu and click on Run. In the console at the bottom of the screen you will eventually see a message telling you the IP address of the web page that it loaded. 105:8000. This is because the software is using port 8000. Software running in Cloud9 IDE In the following screenshot, we see the result of copying the IP address from the Cloud9 console into the tab of a web browser. You can do this by simply double-clicking on the blue text. This will open the page in a new tab of your current window.

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