Did you know it is possible to run an entire home monitoring and security system using only an Arduino? Aaron Kow has done exactly this. However, rather than setting up his entire house, he has made a dollhouse sized model to demonstrate just how effective an Arduino can be to control and monitor your home.
You can access data and control your demonstration smart home from any internet connected phone or computer. Aaron has come up with a very comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to emulate his project which you can find at the following link.
Undertaking a project like this could be a great way to develop your skills and confidence before you start working on a system for your entire house! Check out the video below to see the project in action!
If you plan on building your own dollhouse sized automation and security system you will most likely be needing a temperature and humidity sensor. Why not check out the Freetronics Humidity and Temperature Sensor Module? The module only requires three wires: GND, power and data. This means that it is very easy to get started recording temperature and humidity data! To find out more visit the product page.
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