Senior Projects II:  Project Sentinel

 

Students: Zachary Connolly & Jeffrey Brennan

 

 

 

Project Description:

A car alarm with advanced features will be developed incorporating devices such as a <webcam>, a <microwave proximity sensor>, and a <shock sensor>.  The system will allow the user to monitor a vehicle from a remote location as well as be notified via a cell phone to any sensor alerts.  Alert triggers will cause the system to capture environmental data including perimeter pictures and sensor data.

 

Event Alerts (cell phone):

 

Functional Flowchart:

 

 

System Block Diagram:

 

 

System Cost Chart:

Component
Quantity
Price (USD)
Motorola HC12 Microcontroller
1
150
Dual-Stage Shock Sensor Crimestopper CS97G
1
19.55
Commando 2RS-6 Proximity Sensor
1
34.90
Basic Touch Sensor
2
12
Dell Inspiron 8500 (w/ serial port)
1
2000
Logitech Quickcam Express USB
1
26.99
1990 Honda Prelude (Red)
1
3000
12V Battery
1
45.99
Estimated Final Cost
 
5289.43

 

 

Sensor Placement:

 

 

 

 

Progress Plan:

Goal

Date

Modified Date

Status

Sensors tested, characteristics determined

9/16/03

 

Completed

Sensors interfaced to central control device, program HC12 to pass events to serial port

9/23/03

 

Completed

Camera interfaced to central control device, begin integrating hardware functions into software

9/30/03

 

Completed

Camera data storage set up, serial port event triggering established, website online

10/7/03

 

In progress

User interface completed and fully functioning

10/14/03

 

 

Verification of all control device functions / testing

10/21/03

 

 

 

 

Sentinel User Interface:

 

Server GUI

Client GUI

 

 

 

Copyright Z.C. & J.B. 2003