The University I attend has panic switches installed in the buildings, staff houses, and dormitories on campus. These alarms are stand alone, and they give off an alarm warning sound when they are triggered. I have proposed to create a web connected desktop application to detect these alarms (the panic switches) when they are triggered.
This is how I want the alarm system to work. When an alarm is triggered in a building on campus, a sensor will detect the triggered alarm and will send a signal to the Arduino board. The Arduino board will be programmed to send this signal to a web server. The Desktop Application upon receiving the signal will alert the users with a notification. Questionnaire:
• What type of sensor should be used for this proposed system? • What type of Arduino board should be used for this proposed system? • How will the panic switches be integrated with the sensors? • What type of wiring will be required to connect the panic switches to the sensors? • What type of wiring will be required to connect the sensors to the Arduino board?