Build a Raspberry Pi SMS garage door butler #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
Thanks to David for sending in his great instructables project! View the full tutorial here.
Most Raspberry Pi garage door remotes had open ports, or other features I wasn’t too fond of. So I created my own that contains much more security, logging of who opens the garage, video capture, garage status and more.
100% secure garage door operation, with access control lists. Only authorized family members can open.
Ability to monitor or control garage anywhere in the world from a controlled website, with no open router ports
Full video capture of who’s coming into the garage, uploaded securely to your website for later perusal
Ability to remotely stop or kill the process in case of malfunction or abuse
Email notifications when a family member arrives or leaves the house
Cheap SMS solution (3/4 a cent per text), with no GSM card purchases or any cell contracts
Standard Linux code, easily setup on a new Pi, and quickly portable to other platforms like BeagleBone or whatever future
Linux technology arrives. Basically, I wanted the ability to restore this system on a fresh device within 30 minutes or less
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