Keeping Your Garage Secure Using a Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
A smart garage door means added security. To circumvent his forgetful nature Andrew Swoboda over on Trip Wire posted about his project to monitor the garage door:
When the garage door was in an open state, the Raspberry PI would notify me. This notification repeats every hour until the garage door is in a closed state. To enable notifications, I configured the Raspberry PI to send emails using Google’s Gmail API. Google’s API allowed the Raspberry Pi to send me notifications to alert me of a state change or if the door has been left open. A state change notification is nice if you have a means to shut the garage door. Using the API, the PI can also check for new email and determine if there was a response to a notification. If the garage door is in an open state and there was reply from the correct email address with the correct password, the Raspberry PI would close the garage door.
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