In this chapter, we took our Raspberry Pi out of its box and prepared it to be the centerpiece of our home security system. Along the way, we installed and set up the operating system, connected our Pi to the network, and accessed it remotely. We also secured our Pi and made sure it could keep the right time.
In the next chapter, we're going to explore the GPIO port and the various interfaces it features. We'll look at the various things we can connect to the Raspberry Pi using the GPIO port, including switches and sensors, as we start to build our home security system.