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VanWatch: Final Report

Bannon, Ryan (2018) VanWatch: Final Report. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Developing a surveillance system is always something I thought would be extremely fun, challenging and useful. As a result of the immense increase in popularity of the Raspberry Pi and the area of the “Internet of Things” in the world of I.T, this has now become a much more achievable thing to do. However, there are so many surveillance systems currently out there, such as home surveillance, store/ shop security systems and many more. So why would this be a good idea for me to consider for my final year project? The reason for this is, I believe I have found a niche in this market. Van theft has been around for a long time, however, it appears to be somewhat out of hand in Ireland at this moment in time.

With the use of a Raspberry Pi and other hardware components and software services, I will develop a system that will hopefully prevent this crime. What it will guarantee however, is that should the owner of a van with this system installed fall victim to theft, they will have a multitude of tricks up their sleeve to catch the culprit red handed. The system will sense the movement of the criminal when they break-in and record their actions. All of this footage will be safely stored and easily retrievable. Also, many other features will help increase the efficiency and effect of the system.

With this in mind, and a system such as this in play, I believe that it will hugely decrease the chance of people attempting this crime.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > Criminology > Crimes and Offences
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2018 13:47
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2018 13:47

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