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Design and Implementation of a Smart Surveillance System

Oluwaseun Olujide Ilori, Kingsley Monday Udofia, Unwana Ubong Iwok. Published in Security.

Communications on Applied Electronics
Year of Publication: 2020
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: Oluwaseun Olujide Ilori, Kingsley Monday Udofia, Unwana Ubong Iwok

Oluwaseun Olujide Ilori, Kingsley Monday Udofia and Unwana Ubong Iwok. Design and Implementation of a Smart Surveillance System. Communications on Applied Electronics 7(33):8-12, March 2020. BibTeX

	author = {Oluwaseun Olujide Ilori and Kingsley Monday Udofia and Unwana Ubong Iwok},
	title = {Design and Implementation of a Smart Surveillance System},
	journal = {Communications on Applied Electronics},
	issue_date = {March 2020},
	volume = {7},
	number = {33},
	month = {Mar},
	year = {2020},
	issn = {2394-4714},
	pages = {8-12},
	numpages = {5},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/cae2020652855},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


In this paper, a smart surveillance system for home security is developed. The system consists of a motion detection system, an authentication system, an alert system and a web application control panel. It uses raspberry pi as the main controller which was programmed using python, a PIR sensor and a camera for motion detection and taking of images, an RFID reader/card for authentication, a USB modem for phone calls which also connect the device to the internet to allow it send images of an intruder to the owners email, a buzzer as an alarm and a web application control panel that could be accessed over the raspberry pi’s Wi-Fi to manage the system. This system was tested using various scenarios such as user authentication, intruder or wrong authentication and it worked as expected.


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Closed-Circuit Television, Surveillance, Raspberry pi, Motion Detection, RFID Authentication.