The Security System

I wanted the security system to be controllable and queryable from the central controller. This would preferable occur over the home control network, since the security system could be a long distance away. At the time of my search (fall 96) I could not find any system at an affordable price that precisely met my needs, so I decided to build one instead. This section will not be very detailed for obvious security reasons.

The system runs on a small commercial microcomputer board, with the program written in C. It has the following sensors, all hardwired:

There were several features I implemented to increase reliability:

These are the features of the system:

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