I want to automate my garage door using Linux. The idea is that the computer records which codes are pressed and triggers the door if one is correct. It also takes a picture of the person at the control. So I need recommendations for the following pieces of hardware:
- keypad -- to be used in the script, not as a console keypad. It will be mounted outdoors so it shouldn't be too expensive. Preferably USB.
- relay -- I found the Super4 Is it the best for the price?
- camera -- also mounted outdoors (but under an eve so it won't get too wet)
- open/closed sensor
- USB extender -- the garage door is 75' away from the computer I want to use, 30' away from one I could use in a pinch.-
Anything else I should know before I start?