Getting Started

What exactly is our system?

Our main system runs on the readily available Raspberry Pi using the Rasbian operating system. The Raspberry Pi is a computer about the size of a credit card. With an average price of around $40.00, the Pi is an amazing piece of hardware.

For more advanced setups, the Voltsec system can be expanded using Arduino boards. Arduino boards are also small computers, ranging in from from $4.00 to $30.00.

How to get started?

First thing is first - you will need to order all of the pieces to create your "bare bones" system. Don't worry - it isn't complicated, and we will walk you through it on the next page. The security "panel" (or "main system") should cost you less than $70.00.

Then what?

When you have all the pieces, we will walk you through how to wire them all together. You don't need to have a lot of skill in wiring and electronics. Each component is fairly simple to install, and we will walk you through each step in our "How To" tutorials.

I think I have everything in place. Now what?

You need to install the software on your security board. Don't worry - this is easy. All you need is a Windows computer, a microSD card reader and a USB cable. Our software makes loading the Voltsec system very easy. Just follow the directions in our "How To" tutorials.

Am I ready now?

Time to give our system a try now! You will need to create an account and follow the instructions to get your system up and running. We will give you a FREE 30 DAY TRIAL period where we won't even ask you for your credit card information. Once your 30 days has expired, you will be able to subscribe to our service for only $9.99 per month.