A Novel Technique for Vehicle Theft Detection System Using MQTT on IoT

  • K. Aishwarya
  • R. Manjesh
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 637)


Automobile theft is a worldwide immense problem. A vehicle of top-notch security features is usually higher in the cost, and it cannot be afforded by middle-class people. By considering all these parameters, we aimed to design a low-cost, real-time, robust security system for vehicles. The main purpose of this project is to notify the vehicle owner, when the vehicle is moved/theft from the parking area and to monitor the movement of the vehicle in real time. Raspberry Pi 3 board connected with SIM908 GPS module will be placed in the vehicle. GPS module receives the signal and provides the data in NMEA format. Out of several messages, GPRMC message will be sent from the board to the cloud. GPRMC message type has much information like latitude, longitude, speed, time, etc. Raspberry Pi 3 which is connected to mobile hotspot will communicate with the cloud using MQTT protocol. MQTT protocol is a lightweight protocol which comes on top of TCP/IP. The web application will be connected to the cloud by providing configuration details. Once the web application is subscribed to the GPS topic, it starts getting the GPS data which will be displayed on the web page.


Raspberry Pi NMEA Hotspot GPS module GPRMC 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Aishwarya
    • 1
  • R. Manjesh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringSrinivas Institute of TechnologyMangaloreIndia

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