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Smart Home Anti-Theft System: A Novel Approach for Near Real-Time Monitoring, Smart Home Security and Large Video Data Handling for Wellness Protocol

Version 1 : Received: 11 July 2018 / Approved: 11 July 2018 / Online: 11 July 2018 (16:47:59 CEST)

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Pandya, S.; Ghayvat, H.; Kotecha, K.; Awais, M.; Akbarzadeh, S.; Gope, P.; Mukhopadhyay, S.C.; Chen, W. Smart Home Anti-Theft System: A Novel Approach for Near Real-Time Monitoring and Smart Home Security for Wellness Protocol. Appl. Syst. Innov. 2018, 1, 42. Pandya, S.; Ghayvat, H.; Kotecha, K.; Awais, M.; Akbarzadeh, S.; Gope, P.; Mukhopadhyay, S.C.; Chen, W. Smart Home Anti-Theft System: A Novel Approach for Near Real-Time Monitoring and Smart Home Security for Wellness Protocol. Appl. Syst. Innov. 2018, 1, 42.

Journal reference: Applied System Innovation 2018, 1, 42
DOI: 10.3390/asi1040042

Abstract

The proposed research methodology aims to design a generally implementable framework for providing a house owner/member with the immediate notification of an on-going theft (unauthorized access to their premises). For this purpose, a rigorous analysis of existing systems was undertaken to identify research gaps. The problems found with existing systems were that they can only identify the intruder after the theft, or cannot distinguish between human and non-human objects. Wireless Sensors Networks (WSNs) combined with the use of Internet of Things (IoT), Cognitive Internet of Things, Internet of Medical Things, and Cloud Computing are expanding smart home concepts and solutions, and their applications. The primary objective of the present research work was to design and develop IoT and cloud computing based smart home solutions. In addition, we also propose a novel smart home anti-theft system that can detect an intruder, even if they have partially/fully hidden their face using clothing, leather, fiber, or plastic materials. The proposed system can also detect an intruder in the dark using a CCTV camera without night vision facility. The fundamental idea was to design a cost-effective and efficient system for an individual to be able to detect any kind of theft in real-time and provide instant notification of the theft to the house owner. The system also promises to implement home security with large video data handling in real-time.

Subject Areas

smart anti-theft system; intruder detection; unsupervised activity monitoring; smart home; partially/fully covered faces

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