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Don't lose sleep over security worries

rest easy: The security system devised by Vivek, Basave Gowda and Rajesh. — Photo: Bhagya Prakash K.

rest easy: The security system devised by Vivek, Basave Gowda and Rajesh. — Photo: Bhagya Prakash K.  

A spate of attacks on home alone senior citizens in the recent past prompted a team of three mechanical engineers to come up with a security device that acts like an alarm.

It took almost five months for mechanical engineers Rajesh (24), alumnus of Rashtriya Vidyalaya College of Engineering, Vivek (23), alumnus of BMS College of Engineering and Basave Gowda (26), alumnus of Adichunchanagiri Institute of Technology, Chikmagalur, to come up with this simple and economical device.

The device uses mobile phone signals to send SOS messages from the victim's house to his/her three relatives and the police.

Database



The police will have to maintain a database of senior citizens who will be using the security device.

The device comprises a main control board, an alarm unit, database modem board, rechargeable battery, a remote control and two SIM cards. The device uses GSM network for transmitting signals from the victim's house.

Explaining the working of the device, Mr. Vivek said when an intruder enters the house one can press the emergency button which would be in the form of a pendant or a finger ring. As soon as the button is pressed, a burglar alarm would go off and SMSs would be sent to three persons whose number would have been stored in the security device and to the police, he said. As soon the police database gets updated by the SMS, it will indicate the victim's details such as name, photo, address and phone number, and help the police come to the his/her rescue.

For details, e-mail askforprojects@gmail.com or call Mr. Vivek on 9972929759.

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