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Prison Perimeter Surveillance System Using WSN

Shereen Ismail1, Eman Alkhader2 and Amal Ahmad2
  • 1 American University of Ras AlKhaimah, United Arab Emirates
  • 2 Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Jordan


The aim of this paper is to introduce a prison hybrid surveillance system using two main technologies; Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The system consists of three tiers; Wireless Underground Sensor Network (WUSN) in tier 0, Wireless Ground Sensor Network (WGSN) in tier 1 and Wireless Vision Sensor Network (WVSN) in tier 2 that consists of surveillance towers and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) equipped with multimedia sensors. Those three tiers are independent in operation and can complement one another in functionality. Such a design that utilizes the most advanced technologies proves performance in flexibility, scalability and hierarchical surveillance for a high security prison or any other military site.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 13 No. 11, 2017, 674-679


Submitted On: 8 March 2017 Published On: 4 December 2017

How to Cite: Ismail, S., Alkhader, E. & Ahmad, A. (2017). Prison Perimeter Surveillance System Using WSN. Journal of Computer Science, 13(11), 674-679.

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  • Multicopters
  • UAV
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Prison Surveillance