In this Instructable, I will detail how I made my own homebrew home security system based on Arduino. I will admit, it's not the most secure in it's current state, but given certain modifications and higher grade components along with tweaking of the code, it could prove to be a formidable system.
There are many different aspects to the Arduino program that you will most assuredly learn along the way, such as switches, debouncing, LCD displays, and a few more. This guide will show you how I myself went about the process (and I am always open to comments, questions, and criticism!).

Let's begin!

Step 1: Requisites

First of all, I will assume one has a basic to intermediate level of understanding of the following -

-Arduino - writing sketches, using the IDE, etc.
-Some basic soldering skills (I'll admit, I am surely not the best!)
-For this particular Instructable, you will need (or might need) -
-Arduino Uno
-16x2 LCD Display
-10k Potentiometer
-Magnetic Reed Switch (also a magnet)
-PIR Motion Sensor
-DS1307 Real Time Clock
-32.768kHz Crystal
-3V Coin Cell Battery
-5v Regulator (LM7805)
-10uF Electrolytic Capacitor x2
-10k Resistor x3
-Piezo Speaker
-LED (I used a superbright white LED)
-Iron Ferrite Choke
-A generous length of CAT5 cable
-A breadboard or two.
-Soldering Iron
-Solder (of course)
-a bunch of jumper wire (the more the merrier!)
-any spare female wiring you can get your hands on. I have a bunch of computer parts, so for me, this is in no short supply!

(Please forgive the messyness of my parts bin! :P)
<p>Did anyone by chance build this successfully?</p>
<p>This is something I am very interested in. I was wondering if you have done anything else or considered rigging it up so it could be monitored remotely or text you if an alarm is triggered. I know nothing about arduino or really any type of coding but I have done some basic electronics and really want to learn more. This is great and I appreciate you posting.</p>
<p>Hey, look at the article bellow it should help you sort it out:</p><p>https://learn.adafruit.com/downloads/pdf/arduino-lesson-17-email-sending-movement-detector.pdf</p>
im am making a thesis about this system... can u email me the uses of this system.. thankyou...

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Bio: Hi! My name is stitch. On the professional side, I am currently pursuing a career in law enforcement...but at home...I am a circuit ... More »
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