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Guard your home with Raspberry Pi

In our how to guard your home with Raspberry Pi tutorial we'll show you how you can create an alarm that will alert you if there's movement in your house.

While this can be used as an intruder alarm, there are other projects that you could use it for, such as studying the habits of wild animals.

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How to use a Raspberry Pi to remotely watch your home

You can also use the Raspberry Pi to broadcast a live stream of your home to help you keep an eye on it while you're away.

To find out everything you need for the project check out our how to use a Raspberry Pi to remotely watch your home guide.

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How to build a Raspberry Pi security camera

We go into more depth on using the Raspberry Pi to keep an eye on intruders in your home using the mini PC and a webcam with our how to build a Raspberry Pi security camera guide.

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How to build a texting doorbell with a Raspberry Pi

Build your very own smart doorbell that not only rings when it's pushed, but it will also send a text to your smartphone letting you know that someone is at your door.

This means you don't have to be within earshot of your doorbell if someone come around - you'll get alerted no matter where you are. Check out our guide on how to build a texting doorbell with a Raspberry Pi to find out what you need to do.

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How to build a Raspberry Pi home heating monitor

Keep an eye on your central heating and save money on your fuel bills by building a Raspberry Pi home heating monitor, rather than splashing out on an expensive bit of kit.

We'll show you everything you need to build this project that's not only useful, but can also help save you money (and the planet!).

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How to automatically water your plants with the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi can even help outside in the garden, as you can use it to check your local weather forecast and automatically water your plants if a dry spell is coming.

Once again the tiny little PC comes to the rescue and means you don't have to worry about your plants if you're away from home and unable to dash back and don a pair of wellies and a watering can.

Check out our guide on how to automatically water your plants with the Raspberry Pi to find out more.

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How to build automatic entry lights with a Raspberry Pi

One of the best things about home automation is making things easy for you. In our how to build automatic entry lights with a Raspberry Pi guide we show you how you can use your Raspberry Pi to control the lights in your house.

It can detect when you open the front door, and then automatically turn on the lights so you are greeted by a bright and welcoming home. Not only is a self-lighting house cool, but it's also a lot safer than stumbling around in the dark looking for a light switch.

How to build a Raspberry Pi security camera

We go into more depth on using the Raspberry Pi to keep an eye on intruders in your home using the mini PC and a webcam with our how to build a Raspberry Pi security camera guide. You can also build a Raspberry Pi CCTV camera network for addition home security.

You can also build a Raspberry Pi CCTV camera network for addition home security.