I’ve been working very hard all day to get a working system to use a cheap Raspberry Pi to send me emails or texts when my always on system in my house is activated. I call it PireMonitor (Pi for Raspberry Pi? Spelled like Fire? It’s Punny…) Anyway! I finally have a working version 1 Python script available for download here:
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The software uses the dry contacts on the fire panel, along with the GPIO of the Raspberry Pi to automatically send information for Fire, Trouble, or Supervisory. For us collectors who have an always on system, this software is great for you! It’s free and open source, so why not try it? Simply download the script, follow the setup instructions in my README.md file on BitBucket, and you’re good to go!
Feel free to ask me any questions you may have! Below is an example of how text notifications work 100% for free just by sending an email to your phone number’s associated address! (8888888888@CARRIER.com)
I will say that I’m a little extra proud of this program as it is the first practical program I have written, and the applications could be used for so much more! A security monitor to send an alert when a door opens, or a motion sensor trips. Play around with the program to determine what is best for you, and let me know what you do! The only thing I ask is that if you choose to add it to your home system, and make a video discussing it, please drop my name in there, and link to my bitbucket so others can share. Would love to spread this around, and get your feedback!