Home automation and home security system.
GNU Phantom.Home is a computer controlled home automation system. The software includes a circuit diagram for building the Phantom.Home.Controller, a simple circuit board that attaches to your PC's parallel port. Using the combination of hardware/software you can control (ie flip on and off) nearly any 120v device. With a little bit of electronics know-how, you can probably control nearly any device at any voltage by modifying the circuit boards to meet your needs. The simple circuit included can be created and built for around $25.00. The modules cost around $10.00 (basically a heavy duty relay). Phantom Home is now compatible with HDML, so if you have an HDML wireless phone you can use it to operate the system.
GNU Phantom.Security is a computer-controlled security system. Using the software and a simple circuit board (diagram included) that you build, you can create a good basic security system that is computer controlled. The system can use off-the-shelf security devices like motion sensors, door magnets, and fire/smoke detectors with little to moderate modification. You can have a total of 5 devices per port. If the machine the system is running on is connected to a LAN/WAN or the Internet, you can have it send email. If you have a pager or cell phone capable of receving email, you will then have around the clock intrusion/fire detection for your home or office.
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