PlaatProtect is a burglar / fire alarm center for the Raspberry Pi. Its collect Zwave / Zigbee sensor data and active a configured counter measure. The software can be maintained with a web GUI.

Key Features:
– Integrate Webcams
– Motion detection with auto recording
– Integrate Zwave mesh network: IR detector(s), Alarm Horn
– Integrate Zigbee mesh network: Hue lights , Hue sensors, Hue switches, Fire detector
– Notification: Push Message to Mobile, Email
– Scenario support: Home, Sleep, Away, Panic
– and much more!

Needed hardware

– Raspberry Pi (for example model 3B). See here!
– Zigbee (Philips HUE) lightbulbs, sensors, etc.
– Zwave IR Sensor, Horn, etc..

Release Notes

Click here for the release notes


Browser Support

I have tested and optimised the webGUI for the following internet browsers:
– Internet Explorer
– Firefox
– Chrome


If you are interested in this software, just click below to download the latest version. (847.8 KiB, 1,008 hits)

  PlaatProtect_Design.pptx (2.5 MiB, 1,118 hits)

Installation Manual

Execute the following steps to install the software on your Raspberry Pi.

### Step 1 - Install following depending thirdparty software packages
sudo apt-get install apache2
sudo apt-get install php
sudo apt-get install mysql-server
sudo apt-get install fswebcam

### Step 2 - Create mysql plaatenergy database
mysql -u root -p
CREATE DATABASE plaatprotect;
GRANT ALL ON plaatprotect.* TO plaatprotect@"" IDENTIFIED BY "plaatprotect";

### Step 3. Download PlaatProtect from
Copy zip file to /tmp on raspberry pi
login on the raspberry with user `pi`
mkdir /var/www/html/plaatprotect
cd /var/www/html/plaatprotect
sudo cp /tmp/ .
sudo unzip *.zip

### Step 4. Create with correct database settings
cd /var/www/html/plaatprotect
sudo cp

### Step 5. Add the following cron job:
crontab -e
* * * * * cd /var/www/html/plaatprotect; php cron.php

### Step 6. Go to http://[raspberry-ip]/plaatprotect
Select setting page and customize plaatprotect to your personal needs!

### Step 7. Installation is now ready
Now your home is protected

If there are any questions please sent an email to

Open Source

The checkout the source code here.

Open Hub Statistics


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see