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IOT based Facial Recognition Door Access Control Home Security System

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
Anjali Patel, Ashok Verma

Anjali Patel and Ashok Verma. IOT based Facial Recognition Door Access Control Home Security System. International Journal of Computer Applications 172(7):11-17, August 2017. BibTeX

	author = {Anjali Patel and Ashok Verma},
	title = {IOT based Facial Recognition Door Access Control Home Security System},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {August 2017},
	volume = {172},
	number = {7},
	month = {Aug},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {11-17},
	numpages = {7},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017915177},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


This paper deals with the idea of secure locking automation utilizing IOT for door unlocking system to provide essential security to our homes, bank lockers and related control operations and security caution through the GSM module .It uses an image capturing technique in an embedded system based on raspberry pi server system. RPi (Raspberry pi) controls the video camera for catching it for turning on a relay for door unlocking. The module contains a secured face recognizer for automatic door unlocking. The camera catches the facial picture and compares it with the image which is stored in the database .If the picture is found in the database then the door lock opens otherwise it will produce a SMS that an unknown person is trying to gain access.


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Facial Recognition; Internet of Things(IOT);Image matching; Sensor System; Digital camera; Raspberry Pi 3;Person Identification