OPEN BOARD: anti-intrusion / alarm systems and personal home automation 🚨

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A premise.

This is the second card OPEN BOARD: it is a particular type, here on inDomus, marked by the characteristic of being community oriented. In fact it is an experiment: given that some themes tend to be very articulated and often very scattered on the net, we want to offer the community of appassionati information gathering points relating to specific topics that are enriched probased on the specific user experience.

With each OPEN BOARD we will launch a specific theme, leaving community users free to express themselves - via page comments - on their own profirst, direct experience, thus creating a tangle of contents useful to anyone who comes later who, in turn, can provide personal advice and / or experience, as well as find interlocutors with whom to confront.

The theme of this OPEN BOARD are the personal tactics and strategies put in place at the profirst home automation, in the field of anti-intrusion alarm systems. This is a huge theme that, obviously, cannot be thoroughly explored by an inDomus OPEN BOARD; we believe, however, we have a lot to say and learn in sharing and exchanges that we can trigger.


Control panel alarm

An anti-intrusion system is understood, in the most classical sense, as a system passive or active to prevent attackers from accessing private areas that are not allowed, typically our home.

The oldest anti-intrusion system is the drawbridge: I lift it and you don't enter; the active one, still in antiquity, is the moat full of crocodiles: we fall and you get reduced to one macslow lifeless mass in a matter of minutes. Brutal, but surely effective. 😈

Nowadays we have evolved - at least in apparenza: especially in the second half of the '900, with the advent of electronics we have learned to develop increasingly sophisticated active anti-intrusion and alarm systems. I'm apparsis the first motion sensors (PIR), the first cameras, the first siren, the first smart units with anti-tamper features. Physiological that, at the beginning of the 20 years, the next evolutionary step is to add to these systems a home automation soul.

On this issue the first crossroads to face is that between alarm systems natively home automation (new generation) and those traditional.

The new generation ones they are more or less structured systems able not only to provide anti-intrusion and alarm coverage, but also to provide the user with interfaces of various types (typically IT) such as to allow him to consult the state of the plant, receive notifications, view video / audio streams and more. Traditional systems, instead, are those of the older generation typically "isolated", at most able to communicate with the user via telephone line (RTG and / or mobile) in the face of specific situations (for example, in the event of a break-in).

But how integration an alarm system profirst home automation based on HUB personal?

The answer is, as always, "it depends" In the case of the most recent alarm systems, those natively home automation, usually they provide final control systems borrowed from app mobile (and / or computer) designed ad hoc to govern the plant; if these systems allow it (because they are "open"), there are components, addon, plugin for the prosuch personal home automation to be able to integrate the plant to the profirst personal home automation. For portal of the examples of modern installations with the possibility of integration, one is that of solutions Antifurto365, which they have of a component for Home Assistant for integration, or SmartAlarm, which has of the compose for Homey. And so on.

A completely different speech, however, for traditional systems. There is little to do there: we must strive to domotizzarli somehow.

inDomus on this last specific theme was spent with a specific one procast in two parts functional and ambitious: that of being able to domotize (or better: to control its rigging, disarmament and forced triggering) a traditional plant using ... what is available. This is not the philosopher's stone: it is only one prouseful jet (like all the others) to light a bulb in the reader's head, helping him to find solutions to proproblems appfiercely unsolvable. Moreover, to users Home Assistant we have dedicated a panoramica specific on the topic.

Which is the way to integrate the prosystem, once the result is obtained it goes without saying that the use that can be done it's broad: define automations (perhaps related to exit and return home), consult states, virtually add elements not necessarily provided by the alarm system and much more.


In conclusion, what we ask you is: how you do it?
If you want, tell us in the comments to this OPEN BOARD, below:

  • if already there proimagine, what kind of solution you have adopted;
  • if so, if you have already managed to integrate your system;
  • if not, what perplexities you may have, and which road you would like to pursue;
  • if you have technological and / or security concerns;
  • which are, according to you, i must have in terms of anti-intrusion security in the 2020 year.

In short: explain to us how you solved - or how you are solving, or how you would like - the age-old question of proits anti-intrusion system in a home automation key.

NOTA IMPORTANTE: We suggest you, for obvious security issues, to not provide too much detail on your eventual installation, unless the identity with which you comment on this OPEN BOARD is clearly not obscured. For your protection, the crew reserves the right to cancel any comments that may contain information to the detriment of your safety.

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