Resources for “Building a Home Automation and Security System with Python”

Resources for the print article.

Required Python Modules


External Programs



sox (provides the play command):


“GNU Motion: Your Eye in the Sky for Computer Room Surveillance” by Phil Hollenback, LJ, March 2005: /article/7713


Serial I/O Kit:

Webcams: any Linux-supported Webcam that works with video for Linux.

Mier DriveAlert:

Water Alarm:


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