So I think I'm going to try to build a device that encompasses these design goals:
1. Monitors the following (minimum) parameters of your home on a continuous basis:
2. Is connected to the internet and has the ability to send either an SMS message or email alert if any of the following occur:
3. has battery backup capability so that it still functions even with the power off (of course, if your internet doesn't work, it can't send a message!)
This is the start of my idea, and it will serve a practical purpose personally as I've wanted to build just such a device for when I'm gone from home (since I'm gone quite a bit).
I may add additional features if time permits, such as:
Anyone have any other ideas or advice? This is my first project ever on E14, so.....wish me luck?