The smart home revolution definitely isn’t happening overnight. Even with a flood of new devices and platforms available, most of us are still only inching toward fully automated homes. Still, you can take matters into your own hands and speed up the rate of progress with these DIY smart home systems. They’re easy to build and most can be up and running in under an hour.
1) Raspberry Pi-powered security camera
If you’ve got a Raspberry Pi to hand at home, you can build all kinds of smart devices with it, including a security camera system to meet your exact requirements. YouTuber JackkTutorials explains how you can use the Pi to set up a DIY security camera that keeps an eye on your property, even when the lights are off.
To get started, you’ll need a Raspberry Pi, the official Pi camera accessory, and a few other bits and pieces to get started, as well as the free MotionPiesoftware that lets you access your new device through any web browser. It includes some of the features you’ll find on the best security cams on the market including motion detection, image uploads, and FTP support.