Residential neighbourhood security using WiFi

Kain Hoe Tai, Vik Tor Goh*, Timothy Tzen Vun Yap, Hu Ng

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper focuses on the design of a WiFi-based tracking and monitoring system that can detect people’s movements in a residential neighbourhood. The proposed system uses WiFi access points as scanners that detect signals transmitted by the WiFi-enabled smartphones that are carried by most people. Our proposed system is able to track these people as they move through the neighbourhood. We implement our WiFi-based tracking system in a prototype and demonstrate that it is able to detect all WiFi devices in the vicinity of the scanners. We describe the implementation details of our system as well as discuss some of the results that we obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Science and Technology
EditorsRayner Alfred, Ag Asri Ag Ibrahim, Yuto Lim, Patricia Anthony
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789811326226
ISBN (Print)9789811326219
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event5th International Conference on Computational Science and Technology 2018 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 29 Aug 201830 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


Conference5th International Conference on Computational Science and Technology 2018
Abbreviated titleICCST 2018
CityKota Kinabalu


  • residential security
  • tracking and monitoring
  • WiFi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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