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Hydra Control Freak Proactive Security System

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The Hydra Control Freak is an advanced security system which when linked to PIR sensors and suitable IP cameras can inform you by SMS or email when a PIR is triggered. You can then use a smartphone to monitor the video captured by the camera at the point that the PIR was activated. Besides informing you the Hydra Control Freak can be used to control X10 devices, so that on activation a series of events, such as switching on lights, sirens etc., can be put in motion.

See how the Hydra Control Freak works:


Recently upgraded to give the following additional features:

    • Plug and play connection with RFXCOM USB RFXtrx433 multi-protocol home automation transceiver
    • Generic support interface (Configured via a web gui) for rfx433trx can receive and transmit any codes that the rfx433trx supports or will support in the future. This opens up support for a large range of home automation devices, including home easy, klikaanklikuit, lightwaveRF (Siemens) and others
  • Controls X10 lights, alarms and appliances CM15 X10 computer interface is essential and X10 modules are required (these are not supplied))
  • Control I/O through support of multiple Phidget I/O controllers
  • Low power. Draws approx. 5W and is fanless.
  • Can schedule events on a timed weekly or daily basis
  • Flexible - Hydra Control Freak is very flexible. Actions can be conditional upon state that you can setup with other action or by time of day through profiles
  • Clusterable (Trigger remote freaks, create views across cameras on different freaks)
  • Outputs actions include:
    • SMS
    • E-mail
    • X10 control
    • Generic I/O control (Relays, signals)
    • Propagate events to other freaks
    • Gateway to other devices through outgoing HTTP events
    • Trigger video capture
    • State/Action control
  • Inputs include:
    • Video from network cameras
    • X10 PIR sensors
    • Phidget I/O input
    • Smart phone buttons and other events via http
    • Scheduled events

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  1. this product is really good

    Posted by Frank [email protected] on 2nd Oct 2012

    I've been testing the Hydra Control Freak now for two months and it's starting to work really well. In the beginning I had some problems with the cameras that were running wirelessly but we moved to using wired IP cameras running over powerline ethernet (To eliminate laying wires) and the problems disappeared. Several other interested people have now been checking out my setup.

    A must for people that want to know activity happens around your house. A definate result..

  2. Works really well

    Posted by Bart on 17th Jan 2012

    After a breaking and a second attempt I bought this plug and hooked it up with some sensors from CST EUROPA and an IP camera. When somebody is at the door I get an SMS alert with a link to the video that is recorded by triggering the sensors. I also got it to trigger a doorbell that rings when somebody is at the door after five.

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