It's pretty backwards that everyone else doesn't have a home security system they can access from there iPhone.  It's even more backwards that most home security systems still run on the grid.  I decided to build a home security system that was accessible through the internet and ran on solar power.  Are you ready to have this kind of power?

Full Disclosure: I work at Camm Security Inc.  Makers of the S-100 Camly used in this instructable.

Here's a tutorial on setting up the whole thing:

Step 1: Materials

I bought most of my materials at Fry's (the electronics wal-mart).

1. A cam.ly Security Camera
2. A SunForce solar panel (you need a barrel connector I'm not positive this particular solar panel comes with one)
3. iSun Battery Pack
4. 8 rechargeable batteries
5. DC/DC convertor
6. Various mounts and screws.
<p>If you use an IP camera and set up a free Dropbox account, you can get the images from the camera and they automatically show up in the cloud on the Dropbox site.</p>
That's a great security system! The <a href="http://www.espow.com/wholesale-security-surveillance-alarm-system.html"><b>wireless home intercom system</b></a> can make you feel secure when you or your children have to open the door for strangers. The convenient, compact system uses both video and audio to alert you when someone comes to your door.<br>
Too bad it doesn't run on a cellular network instead of your home network. If your power goes out, so will your internet router. (Unless that is solar supported also) If you're cable or phone lines are cut, you're also sort of out of luck. At least there's memory on the cam so that assuming the thieves don't take it you may get some images. I can't seem to see how to get video off of the cam without the service fee from the website. $20 is not too bad, but an ADT system monitoring is only $40ish according to their website and they're watching a lot more stuff. Good idea though, nice easy instructable. :)

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