GSM remote control switch GSM-AUTO

To control your heating, cooling or irrigation system by calling or sending SMS from your mobile the The GSM-AUTO can be used. It sports GSM SIM card slot and two 30 amp relays. Those relays can be programmed to switch on for a pre-determined length of time whenever the GSM-AUTO is called. Alternatively, they can be permanently switched on or off by sending the GSM-AUTO a sms text message. The GSM-AUTO recognizes an authorised telephone number calling it and rejects the call without answering. At the same time it sends ON/OFF command to the replays.

The GSM-AUTO remote control switch is tagged by $199.00 including free worldwide shipping and T- Mobile pre-pay SIM card (you can use your own if you want). See demo video after jump.
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Start to build your Surveillance System


LukWerks Digital Video Surveillance System Starter Kit is a good start point to develop a surveillance security system for your home. The kit includes Luk Outdoor Camera, USB Receiver, USB Cable, Wall/Overhang/Post Mount Bracket. The software includes Werks Surveillance Software and Free Remote Viewing Technology.
You can install the outdoor camera surveillance system easily by yourself. It won’t take more than 30 minutes.
The kit is available in the Wilife on-line shop at $299.00.
You can find more indoor, outdoor or even spy cameras, related software and accessories on the Wilife site.

Update: there are no any words about compatibility with Vista. But some users claim that Luk Surveillance Software doesn’t work under Vista.

DVR as a base of securty system

Linux-powered DVR

Recently I found very interesting application of DVR (Digital Video Recorders) – security and surveillance applications. The Linux-based Network Advanced Video Surveillance – Embedded (NAVS-E) DVRs support 4, 8, or 16 cameras, and offer simultaneous remote recording/playback/monitoring through Windows client and management software.

Additional features:

  • 240 fps recording (8 and 16 channel), and 120 fps recording (4 channel)
  • Supports up to three internal hard drives
  • Embedded Linux OS for maximum stability
  • Selectable single or multichannel view for live playback
  • Enhanced MPEG-4 — average frame size is 1KB to 2.5KB
  • Various interfaces — keypad; handheld controller; USB mouse
  • VGA video output — up to three user-defined spot monitor outputs
  • Static/dynamic network config
  • Backups via built-in CD-RW, USB storage devices, or via the network
  • Email notification with an image clip when alarming
  • Multi-site client software — 64 channel SMS (server management software)
  • eMapping on SMS
  • Fast networking, user friendly PC-based remote software
  • NTSC/PAL auto-detectable

[via Linux devices]