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Raspberry Pi: Amazing Projects from Scratch by Richard Grimmett, Matthew Poole, Arush Kakkar, Ashwin Pajankar

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Remote access to our control panel

While we can set up our system to receive email alerts when our system detects an intrusion, it would be really useful to be able to access our Web-based control panel wherever we are so that we can perhaps arm and disarm the system or switch off certain zones when we're not there.

However, in order to make this possible we need to do a few things:

Setting up a dynamic DNS account

Most of us won't have a fixed IP address for the Internet connection in our home; it is likely to change from time to time, especially when we reboot or unplug our router, whereby our Internet service provider assigns us a new one when we next connect to them. Because of this, we can't rely on using the IP address to get to our home network ...

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