SVATS: A sensor-network-based vehicle anti-theft system

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Today vehicle theft rate is very high, thus tracking/alarming systems are being deployed with an increasingly popularity. These systems however bear some limitations such as high cost, high false-alarm rate, and easy to be disabled. This paper describes the design, implementation and evaluation of a Sensor-network-based Vehicle Anti-Theft System (SVATS) to address these limitations. In this system, the sensors in the vehicles that are parked within the same parking area first form a sensor network, then monitor and identify possible vehicle thefts by detecting unauthorized vehicle movement. When an unauthorized movement is detected, an alert will be reported to a base station in the parking area, which sends warning messages to the security office. This paper focuses on the technical issues specific to the system such as topology management, theft detection, and intra-vehicle networking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationINFOCOM 2008
Subtitle of host publication27th IEEE Communications Society Conference on Computer Communications
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Sep 15 2008
EventINFOCOM 2008: 27th IEEE Communications Society Conference on Computer Communications - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: Apr 13 2008Apr 18 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
ISSN (Print)0743-166X


OtherINFOCOM 2008: 27th IEEE Communications Society Conference on Computer Communications
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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