Raspberry Pi Texting Intruder Alarm is a simple project that doesn’t need an advanced knowledge of Python IDLE. All you need to do is connect your Raspberry Pi to your PIR Motion Sensor and you now have a Raspberry Pi Texting Intruder Alarm! Just a few copy-paste of codes, you can finish this project in just an hour!


This project will let you create a fully functioning alarm system. Whenever the sensor gets tripped, it alerts you via text message. To do this, you will need your phone email address. Here is a list of some of the most common carriers’ phone addresses:

  • Sprint PCS: number@messaging.sprintpcs.com for both SMS and MMS messages
  • T-Mobile: number@tmomail.net for both SMS and MMS messages


Here is the schematic of the project. Really easy!


Here’s what you need:

  • Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
  • PIR Motion Sensor (generic)
  • Jumper wires (generic)
  • Python IDLE (on Raspberry Pi)

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