Monitor Your Room From Anywhere in the World

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Hi all, I am here to explain steps to make your home secure and monitored in real time even when you are NOT at your home. This interactive device will notify when something is wrong at your house. This device can communicate room status anytime to your smart phone through cloud (Thingspeak).

Lets get started

Step 1: Materials Required

1. Arduino UNO

2. Arduino Ethernet shield

3. Ultrasonic distance sensor (You can use a PIR sensor, if you want to. I don't have one so used distance sensor)

4. DHT11, temperature and relative humidity sensor

5. Gas sensor (MQ-2)

6. OLED display (optional)

7. Servo motor (This is optional, I used this to mount the distance sensor and screen the room while rotating)

8. Jumper wires

Step 2: Circuit

Here are the details of the connection

Note : A- analog; D- digital

Ultra Sonic Sensor - Arduino 9 (Range upto 4m)

(Note you can use PIR sensor which has a range upto 10m)

Vcc - 5V supply (Parallel connection via Breadboard)

GND - GND

Trigger - D8

Echo - D9

MQ2 - Arduino

Vcc - 5V supply (Parallel connection via Breadboard)

GND - GND

AO - D4

DHT11 - Arduino (Temperature sensor)

Vcc - 5V supply (Parallel connection via Breadboard)
GND - GND

Signal - D2

OLED Display - Arduino

Vcc - 3.3V supply

GND - GND

SDA - A4

SCL - A5

Servo motor - Arduino (optional)

Vcc - 5V supply (Parallel connection via Breadboard)
GND - GND

Signal - D3

Step 3: Thingspeak Channel

Thingspeak is an open source cloud platform. You can send the sensor details to the cloud and get notifications to your smartphone or monitor your room via Thingspeak website.

Step 1:

Create an account in "www.thingspeak.com" website

Step 2:

Click "New channel" on your main home page

Provide the details of your channel like

1. Name

2. Description:

3. Fields: In our case, four fields are "temperature, Relative humidity, Gas Concentration, Intruder distance"

4. You can also give latitude and longitude of your room location

Step 3:

You can set this channel Public or Private as per your wish in " Channel settings" tab

Step 4:

Note down the "Write API" key number which is unique number to a channel created. Use this channel API number in your arduino sketch shown below

"const char * myWriteAPIKey = "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx";

Step-5:

Here are the two steps you need to follow to view your room status on your smartphone
1. Download and install "ThingView" app from google play store. here's the link (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…)

2. Type channel ID as "xxxxx"

attached are the pics you see in the app if everything works properly

You can also get notifications via twitter from "thingspeak" channel by setting the limits of the fields in "Apps" tabs. explore this section for more details....

Done..Compile and upload the sketch to your arduino and you are all set to stream your room data online....

Step 4: Sketch and Libraries

For this sketch to work, use the libraries attached.

Extract the files from rar file and copy them to arduino documents libraries folder.

Step 5: Conclusion

Let me know if you have any queries while following this instructable

Thanks

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    vandenbrande

    2 years ago

    Nice stuff... but i thought it was security camera stuff. I use my Security cameras and a hidden computer with teamviewer to watch my home from wherever i am, even in china. Everytime when i feel a little paranoia about my home, i take a look on my phone LOL.

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    BobD21vandenbrande

    Reply 2 years ago

    Don't be paranoid about your home, we are all looking after it for you.

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    EricS100BobD21

    Reply 2 years ago

    Not me. I have an overseas group of minions to watch his house for me.

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    BobD21EricS100

    Reply 2 months ago

    Awesome ,are they available for hire,?

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    vandenbrandeBobD21

    Reply 2 years ago

    Ah well... there is only 200 million hidden on the attic...lol

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    Bhanu Kishanvandenbrande

    Reply 2 years ago

    yeah that was good. but i did this as a starting point for the next version. I didnt find a camera compatible to arduino and associated libraries so I tried something with Ultrasonic sound sensor. anyways thanks a lot for the idea.

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    muhdaniq

    2 years ago

    i have succeed in compiling and uploading the coding..but the serial monitor shows nothing and thingspeak shows no result..please help me

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    Bhanu Kishanmuhdaniq

    Reply 2 years ago

    Then there should be no problem with the syntax. Then do the following

    1. Check all your connections if they are as per the instructable.

    2. Check whether your sensors are working.

    3. Finally all seems alright, start trouble shooting with one of the sensors say DHT11/ gas sensor / ultrasonic sensor and try to figure out the problem.

    4. If you are sure all your sensors are working properly, then start looking at your serial connections like D0 and D1 issues.

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    muhdaniq

    2 years ago

    why there are errors when compiling the coding in arduino software?

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    Bhanu Kishanmuhdaniq

    Reply 2 years ago

    What are the errors? Can you post them? I can help you out if I figure them.

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    LeeJ35

    2 years ago

    I also would like the schematics and circuit diag please

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    NitinN2

    2 years ago

    Bro do you have the schematic and the connection to the arduino and the sensors...

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    Bhanu KishanNitinN2

    Reply 2 years ago

    Okay, I will upload the schematic but will be available after 11th as I am out of station

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    muhdaniq

    2 years ago

    can you show the schematic diagram for this project?

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    Bhanu Kishanmuhdaniq

    Reply 2 years ago

    Any trouble in understanding the circuit section?

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    NitinN2Bhanu Kishan

    Reply 2 years ago

    Yes I am unable to see the pin and the connections.

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    Bhanu KishanGuna Sekaran

    Reply 2 years ago

    I gave all the steps and connections in the circuit subsection. if you have any issues following them please let me know. I felt this is more simpler than a circuit diagram.