Building your own homebrew Alarm System Using Particle and VictorOps
I’m a Maker. I like to make things. A few months ago, one of our dev’s at VictorOps got me interested in Particle.io Photon Microcontrollers.
I wanted to replace my home alarm system with a homebrew version that could utilize VictorOps to alert me when a door or window opens (and tell me which one).
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