I have been in the security industry for over 25 years, in one capacity or another, and there is something I would like to share with you.
One of the best kept secrets of the security and access control industry is just how simple the monitoring hardware actually is. It is the software that runs on the monitoring hardware that makes it seem cool.
The original BeagleBone, or the new BeagleBone Black, has all the computing power that you need to build yourself an extremely sophisticated access control, alarm panel, home automation, and network-intrusion-detection system.
All for less than a year's worth of monitoring charges from your local alarm company!
While we are on the topic of monitored alarm systems, there is no such thing as a FREE ...