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With the increasing tendency of incorporating technology into environments and activities in everyday life, new methods are being proposed to better integrate devices and mankind. Networks designed for monitoring areas through video and image systems are being implemented in several applications.
Recent studies have shown interest from both the academy and industry to integrate wireless surveillance networks with low-cost and long range transmission technologies, such as LoRa (Long Range). With the intention to explore this topic, this work presents the development of a system prototype for intelligent
monitoring as a basis to future implementation of low-cost LoRa-based Wireless Image Sensor Networks (WISN). The system developed consists of a processing unit, a data routing interface and multiple sensor nodes. Its operation is autonomous and initiated through the detection of human presence, by the sensor
node, capturing an image of the individuals present at each detection. The data is transmitted through LoRa devices to the central hub, where python-based methods of facial detection and recognition are employed. Several tests were performed to both adjust the system and to verify its efficiency. The results achieved
were satisfactory, indicating the viability of the proposed low-cost LoRa-based WISN.
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