Design and implementation of an anti-theft vehicle tracking system using LoRa technology

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In recent times, vehicle tracking systems have been introduced to reduce the number of stolen items such as phones, cars, or other devices. As years go by, these tracking devices are improved with additions such as vehicle monitoring components to ensure the safety of drivers. Such components include temperature sensors, fuel sensors, motion sensors, and many others. This paper encompasses designing and implementing an anti -theft vehicle tracking system using Arduino nano 33 BLE sense, GPS, and LoRa technology. The main components of the device include an Arduino nano 33 BLE sense, a GPS module, a LoRa transceiver, and a gateway. The Arduino nano BLE sense is embedded with a proximity sensor; the temperature sensor detects temperatures in the vehicle for the owner to be alerted when the temperature in the car rises above normal. The reading from the proximity sensor also enables the device to alert the owner when motion is detected around the car. The Arduino is interfaced with the other main components and placed inside the vehicle to be tracked. When the car is accessed, the user gets a notification and can turn the car's fuel tank which is represented by a DC motor in this project.
Capstone Project submitted to the Department of Engineering, Ashesi University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering, May 2022