remote monitoring/controlling idea anyone?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by circuitfella11, May 10, 2013.

  1. circuitfella11

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    May 10, 2013
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    I'm want some remote monitoring of various things in a small building(or home preferably). Looking for some simple technology that I can use on winXP computer (always on) to read the sensors wirelessly with stuffs like this:
    -Instant read of what the inside and outside temperature is. Including data logging.
    -Text alert of any detection
    -Remote turn on/off of specific lights or outlets
    -Video capture or something like that

    i'm a bit theoretical at this, i don't know if it will be cost effective for me or not.

    i'm thinking of Bluetooth to be an expensive idea. but i'm open to some ideas.. anyone?
     
  2. wayneh

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    Sep 9, 2010
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    Try your friend Google, for "home automation". I think the stuff you're describing is well within the existing capabilities.
     
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