Keeping Your Garage Secure Using a Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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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.

Read more and check out the code on Github.


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