Vehicle Monitoring and Surveillance System

Client Overview

A US-based industry leader in providing interactive audio & video-based surveillance system to secure businesses by protecting equipments & infrastructure. The surveillance system provides remote video monitoring capabilities with the use of cameras along with video analytics software to improve operations & theft prevention, while securing critical assets. The solution makes effective use of video analytics to help increase the sale of vehicles

Business Need

Track and monitor the location of parked vehicles at the showroom with reduced infrastructure and operative costs and investment to:

  • Address false claims, inventory damage and reduce workplace theft
  • Analyze the number of visitors and their interests in the showroom
  • Get vehicle details with an efficient search mechanism

VOLANSYS Contribution

Design and validation of innovative connected vehicle monitoring and surveillance system, with the use of beacons, having features like:

  • View history of the vehicle’s availability in different parking zones
    • Various site listings
    • Ability to manage multiple sites across different locations
  • Heat maps to plot the location of a vehicle on the map
  • Notifications for any vehicle leaving the showroom premises after working hours
    • Scan vehicle barcode
      • Edit scanned details if required
      • Add a key for the scanned vehicle
    • Scan beacon barcode
      • Edit scanned detail
  • Show details of the site on a dashboard
    • Display nearby registered vehicle locations on the map
    • Scan nearby beacons and plot listing
    • Ask backend to provide detail on nearby vehicles

Solution Architecture

VOLANSYS-Vehicle Monitoring-Diagram

VOLANSYS Services

Hardware

  • Raspberry Pie based small form factor device
  • Firmware design & validation
  • Beacon-based solution to track the “Thing”

Mobile Application Development

  • Supports Android & iOS platforms
  • BLE based wireless connectivity with the beacons
  • Built CI/CD DevOps pipeline for mobile app deployment

Cloud-based Web Application Development

  • Cloud Software Server-less Architecture using AWS Lambda
    • Front end with Angular2, REST APIs using node.js and Cloud Database using DynamoDB
  • User management with AWS Cognito
  • Use of analytics to extract information like user interest, “hot vehicles”, theft statistics including “most vulnerable periods”, etc.
  • Integration with client’s existing business software to extract sales data & derive various statistics based on data engineering
  • Built CI/CD DevOps pipeline for web app deployment

End-to-End Quality Engineering

  • Automated Testing using Volanium (Comprehensive IoT Test Automation Suite by VOLANSYS)
    • Cloud test scripts for API testing
    • Mobile app automation scripts for app testing
    • Automated router testing with feedback
  • Manual testing

Benefits Delivered

  • Saved OPEX by eliminating the need for costly onsite guard services
  • Saved cost by reduction in vehicle thefts
  • Provision of video proofs of theft & thief identity
  • Increase in sales by providing statistics of user interests in the showrooms
  • Modular and scalable solution to support multiple inventory surveillance use cases