Released SMS-based home access app. SMS is great for ad hoc access - no app download for your visitors and relatively safe!
- A Twilio account, and number. www.twilio.com
- A host server with PHP, nginx, mysql (Heroku Hobby at $7 a month is ideal)
- Some way of unlocking or locking your house via API. My old place had a gate buzzer (like a lot of places in San Francisco - so a Smartthings compatible relay in parallel with the buzzer worked great) and my new place has an August Smart Lock which I can control… via IFTTT… via Smartthings. Did someone say Rube Goldberg?
- An IFTTT account, if yer using web’ooks! (Webhooks)