Anyone looking for a way to monitor their home while out and about or away for any period of time may be interested in this Internet of Things LoRa environment monitoring system that has been built using an Arduino Mega.
Instructables user RodNewHampshire has kindly created documentation which she has published to the makers website, allowing anyone to build their very own LoRa IoT gateway that can be controlled via four push buttons and an LCD screen.
The system enables a homeowner to monitor the home environment via an internet accessible dashboard, receive periodic SMS environmental notifications, receive realtime SMS alerts when monitored environmental parameters exceed preset thresholds, and log environmental data to the cloud.
As a homeowner, other than fire, the greatest fear is water, whether it’s a sudden and catastrophic pipe or fixture failure, or a slow leak that goes undetected over time. If you are away from home when a sudden and catastrophic event occurs there may not be much that can be done, however, returning home sooner rather later or calling a neighbor due to humidity readings suddenly spiking could mitigate the damage. A slow leak can be more insidious, potentially resulting in structural damage and black mold.
The LoRa IOT Home Environment Monitoring System monitors household humidity levels over time and provides insight to how normal humidity levels fluctuate throughout the year with changes in outdoor humidity, and daily with normal household activities such as clothes drying, showers & etc. Armed with this knowledge, high humidity thresholds can be intelligently set for the various remote stations enabling the LoRa IOT Home Environment Monitoring System to send an alert when abnormal humidity readings are detected. SMS alerts and hourly updates appear on a smart phone Lock Screen so are immediately available without requiring an application to be launched or browsing to a dashboard.
For more information on the new Internet of Things LoRa environment monitoring system jump over to the Instructables website for details by following the link below.