Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




149 posts

Master Geek


#223414 28-Sep-2017 13:53
Send private message

I've had a quick search and can't see a Post on this topic / project.

 

I'm looking to build some system (and I know zip about electronics - but I can follow a plan), that alerts me, via a text message, when something is put into my letterbox. 

 

I've found a few old projects on Instructables, but I was hoping someone in NZ has had success with such a project and could help me through it please. 


Create new topic
2194 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1874114 28-Sep-2017 14:01
Send private message

Rather than pay for SMS, why not use something like pushover?

 

It's a one off cost for the client (or if you need to support Android and iPhone then 2 x cost, and then there's the web client as well) and then you can send "as many" pushes as you want.  I think it's 7500 a month before you have to buy more.

 

Sorry I can't help with any of the other stuff, but I use pushover for heaps of stuff and it's really great.


4698 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1874173 28-Sep-2017 15:07
Send private message

What is doing the detecting? 

 

The other bits are fairly easy.  Pushover/email etc.

 

Could use mqttwarn https://github.com/jpmens/mqttwarn  (which does need a machine with mosquitto server on it - https://mosquitto.org/ , but if this is the start of playing with home automation that's not a bad idea.

 

I've just been playing with a Wemos D1  Mini, and using a library called PubSubClient for sending mqtt messages.  Then rather than having to deal with the pushover/smtp/growl apis on an arduino machine, a full size linux machine running mqttwarn is able to splatter any notifications in all sorts of directions.





Previously known as psycik

OpenHAB: Gigabyte AMD A8 BrixOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave, Xiaomi Humidity and Temperature sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 10
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Withings launches three new devices to help monitor heart health from home
Posted 13-Feb-2020 20:05


Auckland start-up Yourcar matches new car buyers with dealerships
Posted 13-Feb-2020 18:05


School gardens go high tech to teach kids the importance of technology
Posted 13-Feb-2020 11:10


Malwarebytes finds Mac threats outpace Windows for the first time
Posted 13-Feb-2020 08:01


Amazon launches Echo Show 8 in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 8-Feb-2020 20:36


Vodafone New Zealand starts two year partnership with LetsPlay.Live
Posted 28-Jan-2020 11:24


Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.