AS-1 SECURITY SYSTEM

POWERED BY ARDUINO

By Ben Ackerman, CSC 172H

AS-1 System in Burglar Alarm State

WHAT IS THIS?

The AS-1 is a fully-featured home security system built on the Arduino platform. It includes all the standard features you would find in a commercial system, plus some unique ones that alarm installers and homeowners may find useful. This is not one of those gimmicky highly simple security system in a box things that they sell on TV; this is much more like what a professional would install in your house.


PRIOR WORK

The prior work available on this subject was limited mainly to tutorials on how to build single-room alarm systems out of Arduino boards. A few webpages dance around the possibility of making a system like this, but none that I could find actually have explicit instructions on how to do it.


SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE


FEATURES


HOW THE PROJECT TURNED OUT

For the most part, the project went according to plan (except that I had to do it solo because everyone else either got recruited by other groups or wanted to do something radically different than what I wanted). A few things had to be cut due to time constraints (most notably the keypad housing, as seen in the photo above). But other than that, it worked out quite well.


FOR MORE INFORMATION

View the project proposal and references

View more photos

View the final presentation (PPT format)