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Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius by Donald Norris

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CHAPTER 8Home Security Controller

Introduction

For this chapter’s project, you’ll learn how to connect a webcam to the RasPi so that a homeowner can view a selected home area when an intrusion signal is detected by the RasPi. A laser trip device serves as the intrusion sensor. When the RasPi detects an intrusion signal, the RasPi will send an e-mail notification to a preset e-mail address to notify the homeowner that the laser has tripped, thus indicating that a possible intruder is on the premises. The homeowner will then open a browser, go to a website where the webcam video is available, and examine the ongoing activity. The homeowner could then determine whether to call the police or simply to disregard the alarm, if it had been innocuously ...

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