Remote Home Monitoring
A wide variety of sensors can be monitored and transmitted to a website. In most cases, this website can be viewed from a smart phone or tablet using a username/password login. Graphs show trends and unusual activity.
Environmental sensors such as temperature, humidity, water level and water flow are becoming easier to connect to the internet. In the past, only manufacturing plants could afford the electronics needed for this type of monitoring but as costs for sensors and other boards has decreased, do-it-yourself homeowners are beginning to get into this exciting area. In many cases, this can be done by the homeowner or a handyman. Sensors require power which is supplied by the sensing unit/signal conditioner. The signal conditioner also connects to the internet but is similar to connecting a computer or smart phone to a local WiFi router.