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Scholars Journal of Engineering and Technology | Volume-2 | Issue-06
A Microcontroller Based Security System
Nathan David,Genesis Ajah
Published: Dec. 30, 2014 | 89 49
According to the popular philosopher - Abraham Maslow, security is the second most basic need of man. There is need to protect life and property, in order to do this a security system must be developed. The purpose of this project is to develop a highly efficient and affordable security system with an industrial complex as a case study, which would take necessary countermeasures against possible security risks to man and property. These countermeasures are in three layers. The first layer is protection against fire outbreaks through a fire detector comprising a smoke detector and a temperature sensor. The second layer is intrusion detection which monitors and prevents unauthorized access. The last layer is live video monitoring and analysis employing the use of IP security cameras. In addition, Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) ensures that only registered staff are allowed access into the industrial complex at any point in time and a door way counter determines the number of people present in the building at any given time. More so, this system is completely digital and customizable, incorporating Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) and rich Graphic User Interfaces (GUIs).