Here is my first instructable! It has been three years since I met Arduino. I tried different DIY projects but I haven’t post one before. Making an alarm system may not seem a complicated project, but If electronics is only your hobby-not your proffesion, then it is great deal. The previous version of my alarm system was sending SMS from a Mobile Phone. I hacked its buttons and get Arduino to simulate the button press. Anyway it is the old story.
A couple of weeks ago, I met Particle Photon. It is a new development board, programmable like Arduino and it has a built in WIFI. It is very good if you want to build a cloud based system. Of course I bought one and began to think of what I can do. I decided to make my alarm system again, but this time it will not send SMS; it will push notification to my mobile phone.
In my system, the photon has got a 433 Mhz receiver on it and I use cheap wireless door-window sensors, remote controls and a PIR sensor. Sensors sends some codes to the receiver and the Photon posts a message to the PusihingBox cloud service. You can set a mail or a notification on your mobile phone from the Pushing Box.
You will need:
- 433 Mhz Receiver(1)
- Wireless PIR Sensor(1)
- 433 Mhz Remote Controller (or a garage door remote, wall switch remote, etc.)(1)
- Jumper Cable Female to Female(3)
- USB Micro B Cable(1)
- 5V Power Source (power adapter, mobile phone charger, computer, etc.)