Security

Enhancing Building Security with RFID and ZigBee

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Executive Summary

ZigBee and RFID based monitoring, protection and security system is proposed in this paper. The smart node used in this system measures parameters like power, current, voltage and temperature. To prevent electrical fires and overloading, a threshold value is set at each outlet. The power and temperature parameters assessed by the smart node are transmitted to the base node through ZigBee. If the temperature exceeds or an overload occurs, a set of remote control instructions are executed in the PC. The base node instructs the smart node to cut off the power to the corresponding branch circuit. The entire operation can be monitored from a remote station. In this proposed system, RFID technique is added to provide a theft control mechanism.

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