Today my car got stolen from my house, and it is possible the person who did it has access to my home. I try to take secure measures online to maintain security, yet it seems I never paid attention to my house.
As an IT Security practitioner and fan, I am interested in applying my knowledge to secure my house. What are some methods or approaches I can take as an IT guy, to secure my house? It would be great if I could maintain entry logs, get notification of unusual activity, protect computers left at home, and so on.
The idea is to create records and maintain more control of home access, with hardware that is already accessible or cheap, such as an old computer, serial I/O Kit, drive alert and cameras.
1: Unix/Linux Server records time/date door A was opened and closed thus creating logs.
2: Upon opening door A from 8 AM to 5 PM, servers sends a SMTP message to [email protected] notifying this event.
3: Upon opening door A from 8 AM to 5 PM, camera is on and it is accessible through Internet for me to connect.
If I had this not only would I have better logs in case of an emergency, but I would have better control of my home access, whether kids skipping school or unauthorized personnel entering restricted property (someone breaking in).