“This project is developed to provide a user with a solution to track their vehicle in real-time if someone tries to steal or break into it.
Cars are slowly becoming a necessity now owing to the pandemic situation prevalent all over the world. It becomes quite important for the owner of an automobile to be able to protect their cars from theft. Some people simply do not have a garage to keep their cars in. Others need a security solution for times when they park their car in unknown spots. These problems demand a solution to be able to track down their car in real-time if the car gets stolen.
This project is developed to provide the user a solution to track their vehicle in real-time if someone tries to break into the vehicle and steal it. The system sends alerts to the owner of the vehicle on Telegram, providing the GPS coordinates of the car on a Google Map link, every 10 seconds. Apart from this, a buzzer also rings to alert the people near the car that the vehicle is being stolen.
So, let’s take a detailed look into the system.
To create an automobile anti-theft system, we need to go through the following steps to make proper connections for the system.
Step 1: On the breadboard, connect one column at the very end of the breadboard to the 3.3V supply from the Arduino. The next column on this side is connected to the 5V supply from the Arduino.
Step 2: On the column of points at the other end of the breadboard, connect it to the GND from the Arduino.
Step 3: Connect the positive terminal of a Blue LED with a 330-ohm resistor on the breadboard. From the other leg of the resistor, connect a wire to the pin D5 of the Arduino. The negative leg of the LED is connected to the GND supply on the breadboard.
Step 4: A buzzer is placed on the breadboard with its negative leg connected to the GND supply of the breadboard and its positive leg to the pin D4 of the Arduino.
Step 5: An LM393 LDR module is placed on the breadboard. It’s Vcc and GND terminals are connected to the 3.3V and GND supplies on the breadboard respectively. The A0 pin from the LDR module is connected to the A0 pin of the Arduino.
Step 6: A laser module is placed on the breadboard in such a way so that the laser faces the photoresistor of the LDR module. The negative terminal is grounded from the GND supply of the breadboard. The Signal pin of the laser module is connected to the 5V supply on the breadboard.
Step 7: D0 pin of the Bolt WiFi module is connected to the D2 pin of the Arduino. This will be used to signal the system whether the user has enabled or disabled the system.
Step 8: The Tx pin of the Bolt WiFi module connects to the D0 pin of the Arduino and the Rx pin of the Bolt WiFi module connects to the D1 pin of the Arduino.
Step 9: The Vcc and GND connections on the GPS module are connected to the 3.3V and GND pins on the Bolt WiFi module. The Tx pin of the GPS module connects to pin D7 of the Arduino and the Rx pin of the GPS module connects to pin D8 of the Arduino.
Step 10: The Bolt WiFi module and the Arduino UNO are connected to the power supply using a mini USB and Type B USB cable respectively.”