More Internet of Things/Smart Home Stuff


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    Now that I can control all my Lights (Lutron Caseta Switches and Dimmers) with HomeKit and my Door Locks. I wanted a way to control my SimpliSafe Security system, I could have wrote a GPIO script to connect into a keypad but those are insecure anyway as they transmit the PIN to the basestation plain text (not really a big risk IMO unless you are some target, the average burglar isn't going to care). so I decided instead of an RF connection I would figure out a way to write a script that uses the same thing the mobile app does which connecting to HTTPS website and using JSON to control it.

    With a proxy it's already been discovered the exact unofficial API http://www.leftovercode.info/simplisafe.php http://ben.hutchins.co/simplisafe/

    Anyway I got most of the JSON done to use Homebridge on a RaspberryPI turns out someone else did too.. so I'm just going to use theirs and tweak it some now: https://github.com/alexarena/homebridge-simplisafe

    Seems a lot of use are working on this kind of Hacking stuff anymore to make manufacturers products better. The sad thing is this is actually more secure than using their own keychain remote or keypad to arm/disarm since those aren't encrtpyted. this is using SSL both to the web and over the cellular connection to the base station.



  • Curious.

    We tried the SimpliSafe system, but found that it didn't have some of the features we wanted. Maybe 'hacking' it with the RPi would be the solution.

    The feature we wanted was that some doors announce not just chime. We have kids that are starting to have friends come over. And to hear

    Front Door - Open
    

    Would be nice.

    Also, the window/door sensors seem expensive.


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    And it worked.


  • Banned

    @gjacobse said in More Internet of Things/Smart Home Stuff:

    Curious.

    We tried the SimpliSafe system, but found that it didn't have some of the features we wanted. Maybe 'hacking' it with the RPi would be the solution.

    The feature we wanted was that some doors announce not just chime. We have kids that are starting to have friends come over. And to hear

    Front Door - Open
    

    Would be nice.

    Also, the window/door sensors seem expensive.

    No that would not work as simplisafe base unit doesn't know the names you give it. now if it alarms you could get that info as the serial is sent to the web DB and then tied to give you the friendly name.


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