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GIPL develops smartphone-based surveillance tool

PTI Feb 20, 2012, 12.49PM IST Tags:

Software Industries Association| Gujarat Info Petro Limited| Gujarat Electronics| Andhra Pradesh

AHMEDABAD: State-run Gujarat Info Petro Limited (GIPL) has developed an unique software based system for smartphone enabled surveillance and tracking, finding diverse applications in sectors like forest and agriculture. This system will be of great help in conservation of endangered spices of Asiatic lions (in Gir) and other flora- fauna found in forests of Gujarat.

"We have developed an unique MIS system on GIS base for surveillance and tracking. It can be run on a Windows operated mobile phone to identify exact location of the trouble prone areas in dense forests," GIPL CEO Vijay Sharma said. "The system which updates the server over the air (OTR), eradicates the need for physical filing of data on a computer, and can also conduct digital surveys of the agricultural fields," he said. Management Information System (MIS), till now has been confined to laptop and desktop usage. It is widely used by the industry as a ERP solution, for effectively managing the organisations. Superimposing, MIS data on Geographic Information System (GIS), for quick referencing had been a challenge so far for the ICT sector.

"A forest beat guard armed with such a software driven mobile phone can help check acts of poaching, fire, tree cutting, encroachments on forest land, by clicking a picture of the site and sending it through SMS to the server," he said. "The moment a picture (with the location, longitude and latitude) lands on the server an alert is generated to the concerned person and rescue teams can be rushed to the exact spot in very short time," Sharma said, explaining how the system operates. "Using the GPS feature the location of forest beat guard can also be tracked, through PDA (smart phone) based mobile surveillance system, so that the forest department can keep an eye on whether they are performing their duties or not," Sharma said. GIPL, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the state run Gujarat State Petroleum Corportation (GSPC). The company has developed the technology for Gujarat Forest Department. The company is in the process of developing a system based on similar technology for the Gujarat Seed Certificate Corporation that would help in conducting surveys of the agricultural fields. "We are developing a system for the state Seed Certificate Corporation that would help in surveying the field area and also help estimate its potential yield," Sharma said.

Development of mobile phone based surveillance system

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This paper appears in: Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT), 2010 13th International Conference on Date of Conference: 23-25 Dec. 2010 Author(s): Nahar, B. Inst. of Inf. & Commun. Technol., Bangladesh Univ. of Eng. & Technol., Dhaka, Bangladesh Ali, M.L. Page(s): 506 - 510 Product Type: Conference Publications

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In today's world, ensuring security for important locations is a burning issue. Different surveillance methodologies such as alarm system, CCTV, PC based video system are used to ensure this security. But using all these systems, it is not possible for a person to monitor the security of his or her desired location when they are outside. Now-a-days anybody can communicate with anyone at anytime around the globe with the help of mobile phone technology. By keeping the technological facility of mobile phone in mind, a mobile phone based surveillance system has been described in this paper. This paper will give a solution for the security of corporate houses as well as corporate personnel. In this system there are server and client end. Server will store images being captured by the webcam of an important location. Then based on clients request sending from their mobile phone to the server, clients will be able to view the images from their mobile phone that is stored in the server. Clients are also able to move the webcam by sending control instruction from their mobile phone to view the images of their desired position. The developed system has been tested first using the GUI (emulator) designed by NetBeans IDE. It has also been tested using different mobile phones to see the images in real time and it provides the true sense of real mobility and security by accessing the desired location from the mobile phone anytime anywhere whenever wishes. This surveillance system can also be implemented for other handheld devices like PDA.

Index Terms

IEEE Terms

Graphical user interfaces , Hardware , Mobile handsets , Security , Servers , Surveillance


Controlled Indexing

client-server systems , graphical user interfaces , mobile handsets , security of data , video surveillance

Non Controlled Indexing

GUI , NetBeans IDE , corporate houses , corporate personnel , image processing , mobile phone , real time images , security , server-client system , surveillance system

Author Keywords

Java 2 micro edition (J2ME) , Java Media Framework (JMF) , Java programming for server and client software , NetBeans IDE , usage of mobile phone as GUI

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On page(s): 506 Conference Location : Dhaka Print ISBN: 978-1-4244-8496-6 INSPEC Accession Number: 11861248 Digital Object Identifier : 10.1109/ICCITECHN.2010.5723909 Date of Current Version : 03 March 2011 Issue Date : 23-25 Dec. 2010