Introduction: DIY Home Automation Intruder Alarm System!
In this project I will be showing you how to use the Home Assistant software in order to create an intruder alarm system for your home. The system will basically detect if the door gets opened without permission and then it will send out a notification to your smartphone. Along the way I will show you how to use a Raspberry Pi and ESP8266 in order to properly utilize the Home Assistant software. Let's get started!
Step 1: Watch the Video!
Make sure to watch the video! It will give you all the information you need to create your own home automation intruder alarm system. But I will present you some extra information during the next steps.
Step 2: Order the Components!
Here you can find a parts list with example seller (affiliate links):
Raspberry Pi: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dXdmDP1
Raspberry Pi enclosure: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_d7TFBjv
5V Power Supply DIN Rail: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dTYbcVv
Reed Switch: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dZgobcb
Toggle Switch: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dVkXaPH
5V Power Supply: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_d8eicmb
Micro USB Cable: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dZJjzrZ
Step 3: 3D Print the Enclosure for the ESP8266!
Here you can find the .stl files for my 3D printed enclosure!
Step 4: Do the Wiring and Programming!
Probably the most difficult step. Follow the instructions in the video in order to wire everything up and get everything running. As a help you can find my ESP8266 code here along with reference pictures of my completed setup.
Step 5: Success!
You did it! You just created your own home automation intruder alarm system!
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