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Below is a realistic list of software and costs required for this project. A description of the purpose of many of these
software items is listed in the section titled "Getting Started." When running the commands listed in the table, you must be in the
directory. The total hardware and software costs amount to $175 for a complete security system.
Before you begin, make sure to run
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
in order to obtain the most
recently updated software packages.
(1) Unfortunately, the push notification software PushBullet is only pushing notifications on Android devices due to a bug
with IOS currently. Additionally, you must have a more recent version of Python (e.g. 2.7.12) to run this
software, which additionally requires new Numpy and Scipy packages, the installation of which are beyond
the scope of this tutorial. If you are up to the challenge, you can the register a new PushBullet account for free at