Auckland house builder Paul Hastings says he’s just getting started with the design of his own home-security system, which he hopes will be ready for a summer market.
“My plan is to build a system that will be affordable for a few weeks, with the expectation of selling it in the next few weeks,” he said.
“I’ve had some support from a builder, so I’m going to start with that.”
Hastings said the system would be based on a “smart” security system he’d been working on, which uses a GPS-based location tracking device and accelerometers to detect movement and alert homeowners when the door or window is opened.
“The door opens automatically when you walk into the house, so when you open the door, it’s automatically locked,” he explained.
“So the door can’t open or close without the door being opened, and that will automatically shut off the door when you enter the house.”
“That means if you open a door and there’s someone there, it will automatically close.
And you’ll still be able to unlock your door when it’s not being used.”
If you want to be able [to] open your door, you’ll need to go to the lock, and if you want the lock to stay on, you have to go through the door to the next lock.””
Hassings is planning to sell his system on the back of an advertisement in the local media.””
It’s so much simpler to make a system and have it be really simple to manage.”
Hassings is planning to sell his system on the back of an advertisement in the local media.
“It’s an advertisement for the company that made it,” he laughed.
“There’s a lot of excitement about this product.
It’s so simple, you don,t need to understand anything about it.”
Hambasts said the idea for his system came about while he was on holiday in France last summer.
“When I went back, I just found myself thinking, ‘I want to make my own house.
What would be better than that?'”
He said he’d had some ideas about how to use his system, including having a CCTV camera on every room in the house and using cameras to automatically turn on a light in the kitchen when the temperature dips below 30 degrees Celsius.
“But it wasn’t quite right,” he admitted.
“I just wanted to do something that wasn’t really that complicated.”
The system will consist of a smart home automation solution which uses the GPS-like technology that’s in most current home security systems.
It’ll also include a door opener, an alarm system, and a temperature sensor to alert homeowners if the temperature drops below a certain temperature.
The system has been designed to be very simple to build, and can be controlled remotely using the Internet, so it’s easy to set up and use.
It will also include an accelerometer and GPS that will alert the owner if it detects movement.
The only part of the system that isn’t simple is the door opener.
“A door opener isn’t really an alarm, it just kind of gives you a notification that there’s a door opening, and then the door will lock,” he revealed.
“If there’s no movement or if the door is still locked, it won’t close, and the system will shut down automatically.”
So you’re not actually in danger of opening the door.
“He also noted that the system was designed to not be too complicated, but was intended to be more than a simple door opener for a “pretty basic home”.”
I wanted to build it so that it was a little bit more like a smart house, rather than something that you have on a table all the time.
“Hames, who has worked in the real estate industry for over 30 years, said the cost of a new system would depend on how much he wanted to invest in it.”
Hamsons plan to start selling the system at a local market, where he hopes to sell it for around $100.”
You can build it and then take it off and put it on your wall.”
Hamsons plan to start selling the system at a local market, where he hopes to sell it for around $100.