Build your own high-tech alarm system at a fraction of the cost Overview Build your own state-of-the-art security system Monitor your system from anywhere you can receive e-mail Add control of other systems such as sprinklers and gates Save thousands on monitoring and rental fees In Detail One of the best kept secrets of the security industry is just how simple the monitoring hardware actually is - BeagleBone has all the computing power you need to build yourself an extremely sophisticated access control, alarm panel, and home automation and network intrusion-detection system. Security companies make a fortune each year by charging exorbitant fees to their customers. You will learn how easy it is to make an alarm system with Beaglebone. A company-maintained-and-monitored alarm system has its place - your dear old mum is probably not going to be creating her own system any time soon. But if you are reading this book, you are probably a builder or a hobbyist with all the skills required to do it yourself. With Building a Home Security System with BeagleBone, you will learn everything you need to know to develop your own state-of-the-art security system, all for less than a year's worth of monitoring charges from your local alarm company! You will start by building and testing your hardware and open source software on an experimenter's prototype board before progressing to more complex systems. You will then learn how to test your new creations in a modular fashion and begin to utilize BeagleBone. Once your system is built and tested, you will install some of the professional-grade sensors used in modern alarm systems and learn how to use them. You will also discover how to extend your alarm system in a variety of different ways. The only limit will be your imagination. What you will learn from this book Understand the components of an alarm system Build a basic zone 1 alarm system Modify your alarm system to perform complex tasks Build the actual hardware onto BeagleBone Integrate home automation into your security system Protect your network from intruders Keep an eye on your system from anywhere in the world Install and use a range of sensor equipment Approach Building a Home Security System with BeagleBone is a practical, hands-on guide for practical, hands-on people. The book includes step-by-step instructions for assembling your own hardware on professionally manufactured PCB's and setting up the software on your system. Who this book is written for This book is for anyone who is interested in alarm systems and how they work; for hobbyists and basement tinkerers who love to build things. If you want to build the hardware described in this book, you will need some basic soldering skills, but all the parts are of the thru-hole variety and are very easy to put together. When it comes to software, you can just run it as-is, but if you want to modify the code, you will need knowledge of Java and IDEs.

author Bill Pretty
pages 120
category Computers & Technology / Business & Management / Privacy /
category Computers & Technology / Hardware /
category Computers & Technology / Programming / Languages & Tools /
category Computers & Technology / Web Development & Design / Programming / JavaScript /
category Computers & Technology / Security & Encryption /
category Reference /
publication date 17-December-2013
isbn 1783559608 9781783559602
javascript
JavaScript (sometimes abbreviated JS) is a scripting language commonly implemented as part of a web browser in order to create enhanced user interfaces and dynamic websites.
web-development
Web development is a broad term for the work involved in developing a web site for the Internet (World Wide Web) or an intranet (a private network). Web development can range from developing the simplest static single page of plain text to the most complex web-based internet applications, electronic businesses, and social network services. A more comprehensive list of tasks to which web development commonly refers, may include web design, web content development, client liaison, client-side/server-side scripting, web server and network security configuration, and e-commerce development. Among web professionals, "web development" usually refers to the main non-design aspects of building web sites: writing markup and coding. For larger organizations and businesses, web development teams can consist of hundreds of people (web developers). Smaller organizations may only require a single permanent or contracting webmaster, or secondary assignment to related job positions such as a graphic designer and/or information systems technician. Web development may be a collaborative effort between departments rather than the domain of a designated department.
privacy
Privacy is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves or information about themselves and thereby reveal themselves selectively. The boundaries and content of what is considered private differ among cultures and individuals, but share basic common themes. Privacy is sometimes related to anonymity, the wish to remain unnoticed or unidentified in the public realm. When something is private to a person, it usually means there is something within them that is considered inherently special or personally sensitive. The degree to which private information is exposed therefore depends on how the public will receive this information, which differs between places and over time. Privacy partially intersects security, including for instance the concepts of appropriate use, as well as protection of information. Privacy may also take the form of bodily integrity.
programming-language
A programming language is an artificial language designed to communicate instructions to a machine, particularly a computer. Programming languages can be used to create programs that control the behavior of a machine and/or to express algorithms precisely. The earliest programming languages predate the invention of the computer, and were used to direct the behavior of machines such as Jacquard looms and player pianos. Thousands of different programming languages have been created, mainly in the computer field, with many being created every year. Most programming languages describe computation in an imperative style, i.e., as a sequence of commands, although some languages, such as those that support functional programming or logic programming, use alternative forms of description. The description of a programming language is usually split into the two components of syntax (form) and semantics (meaning). Some languages are defined by a specification document (for example, the C programming language is specified by an ISO Standard), while other languages, such as Perl 5 and earlier, have a dominant implementation that is used as a reference.
encryption
In cryptography, encryption is the process of encoding messages (or information) in such a way that eavesdroppers or hackers cannot read it, but that authorized parties can. In an encryption scheme, the message or information (referred to as plaintext) is encrypted using an encryption algorithm, turning it into an unreadable ciphertext (ibid.). This is usually done with the use of an encryption key, which specifies how the message is to be encoded. Any adversary that can see the ciphertext should not be able to determine anything about the original message. An authorized party, however, is able to decode the ciphertext using a decryption algorithm, that usually requires a secret decryption key, that adversaries do not have access to. For technical reasons, an encryption scheme usually needs a key-generation algorithm to randomly produce keys. There are two basic types of encryption schemes: Symmetric-key and public-key encryption. In symmetric-key schemes, the encryption and decryption keys are the same. Thus communicating parties must agree on a secret key before they wish to communicate. In public-key schemes, the encryption key is published for anyone to use and encrypt messages. However, only the receiving party has access to the decryption key and is capable of reading the encrypted messages.Public-key encryption is a relatively recent invention: historically, all encryption schemes have been symmetric-key (also called private-key) schemes.
beaglebone
Announced in the end of October 2011, the BeagleBone is a barebone development board with a Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 processor running at 720 MHz, 256 MB of RAM, two 46-pin expansion connectors, on-chip Ethernet, a microSD slot, and a USB host port and multipurpose device port which includes low-level serial control and JTAG hardware debug connections, so no JTAG emulator is required.

Related to this book: Building a Home Security System with BeagleBone


javascript books
View details Show all




Dreamweaver MX Extensions 09-September-2002

Do you use Dreamweaver Have you downloaded and installed extensions from the Dreamweaver Exchange, and do you love the whole ide...e book's 14 workshops provide step-by-step instructions for strategizing, designing, and creating functional, useful extensions!

Inside JavaScript 28-August-2002

Written for beginning to intermediate readers looking to learn how to work with JavaScript and how best to use it with other web... all the source code used in the book. This is an incredible asset being that there are over 500 code samples www.newriders.com.

AJAX: Creating Web Pages with Asynchronous JavaScript and XML 18-August-2006

The Easy, Example-Based Guide to Ajax for Every Web Developer Using Ajax, you can build Web applications with the sophisticat...-browser HTML DOM to update parts of a page Discover the best Ajax Web resources, including Ajax-capable JavaScript libraries

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide 24-August-2006

This Fifth Edition is completely revised and expanded to cover JavaScript as it is used in today's Web 2.0 applications. This bo...s."A must-have reference for expert JavaScript programmers...well-organized and detailed."-- Brendan Eich, creator of JavaScript

Head Rush Ajax 04-April-2006

Sick of creating web sites that reload every time a user moves the mouse Tired of servers that wait around to respond to users'...Path "A 'technology-meets-reality' book for web pioneers on the cutting edge." -- Valentin Crettaz, CTO, Condris Technologies

web-development books
View details Show all




Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium All-in-One For Dummies 28-June-2010

The perennial Adobe Creative Suite bestsellerfully updated for the latest versionFeaturing eight books in one, this All-in-One F... Creative Suite 5 Design Premium All-in-One For Dummies is a premium resource on the latest version of the Adobe Creative Suite.

The JavaScript Pocket Guide 05-April-2010

JavaScript is an object-oriented scripting language that enables you to modify a document's structure, styling, and content in r...aScript syntax, methods, and properties. Concise and inexpensive, it's exactly the guide many web designers and developers need.

Joomla! 1.5: Beginner's Guide 08-March-2010

Written with a fast-paced but friendly and engaging approach, this Packt Beginner's guide is designed to be placed alongside the...ndly instructions and explanations. You learn how to build and maintain web sites without having to dive deep into HTML and CSS.

Professional Web Design: Techniques and Templates 22-June-2010

Clint Eccher has designed professional Web sites for seven years and now makes some of his designs available as templates throug...d general advice (for example, "Do not get attached to the work" because a client may just decide against it). --Angelynn Grant

Building Websites with e107: A step by step tutorial to getting your e107 website up and running fast 26-February-2007

This book is a fast paced tutorial to creating a website using e107. If you have never used e107, or even any web content manage...e web sites at a low cost without sacrificing power or usability. No knowledge of PHP programming, Apache, or MySQL is required.

privacy books
View details Show all




Wireshark & Ethereal Network Protocol Analyzer Toolkit 14-February-2007

Ethereal is the #2 most popular open source security tool used by system administrators and security professionals. This all new...e past 2 yearsThe companion Web site for the book provides readers with dozens of open source security tools and working scripts

Building Open Source Network Security Tools: Components and Techniques 11-October-2002

Learn how to protect your network with this guide to building complete and fully functional network security toolsAlthough open ...w to combine techniques to build customized network security toolsThe companion Web site contains all of the code from the book.

Digital Rights Management: ACM CCS-9 Workshop, DRM 2002, Washington, DC, USA, November 18, 2002, Revised Papers 13-August-2003

The thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Digital Rights Management, DRM 2002, held in Wa...ntion techniques, copyright limitations, content protection, watermarking systems, and theft-protected proprietary certificates.

Designing and Building Enterprise DMZs 06-December-2006

This is the only book available on building network DMZs, which are the cornerstone of any good enterprise security configuratio...heck Point Provides detailed examples for building Enterprise DMZs from the ground up and retro-fitting existing infrastructures

Multimedia Security Technologies for Digital Rights Management 20-July-2006

Security is a major concern in an increasingly multimedia-defined universe where the Internet serves as an indispensable resourc...n the need for security in multimedia applications found on computer networks, cell phones and emerging mobile computing devices

How to get this book: a download guide

Locked content

Please sign-in to your account to unlock this content.

Sign-in

Browse Pages
Building a Home Security System with BeagleBone book cover

Locked content

Please sign-in to your account to unlock this content.

Sign-in

Don't miss this interesting articles


LearnrPro Building a Home Security System with BeagleBone
Building a Home Security System with BeagleBone reviews: ★★★★★ 9.7 of 10: 92 votes.