The GSM Cell Phone Technology, an Easy Solution for the Security and Control of Your House/Office

Did you know that among today’s 7 billion people living on earth, 5.9 billion have a mobile phone subscription? And that some 90% of these subscribers are using the GSM standard and its 3G evolution, UMTS? The amazing development and brilliant success of the GSM cell system worldwide directly relates to its proven and reliable technology and its worldwide roaming ability, enabling more than 5 billion people worldwide to be connected anytime and almost anywhere.

While the voice and SMS and more recently the Web applications have been and remain the most common used by the majority of private subscribers, a professional market for the same technology is rapidly growing and finds usage in a variety of fields such as Telemetry, Health Care, Automotive & Tracking, Payment, Security & Remote Control.

In the Security & Control Applications, GSM communication modules installed in security and control systems enable over the air communication between these systems and any GSM mobile phone and so to 1) remotely monitor the security of a house or an office from a mobile phone and 2) remotely control home / office electrical appliances from a mobile phone.

The competitive advantage of GSM based security and control systems lies in the wireless connectivity of the solution, as alarms are reported over the air and not over a regular telephone line that can easily be cut. Furthermore the GSM based communication allows to be informed on and to control from any GSM mobile phone, hence without any additional investment required, turning it into a very cost efficient and “Do it Yourself” solution.

SMS / MMS messages or calls are sent by the GSM Alarm and Control System to pre-defined numbers in case of burglary and similarly SMS / MMS messages or calls are sent from any mobile phone to the GSM Alarm and Control System to remotely switch on or off appliances such as lights, heating, sprinklers…

Most of GSM Alarm and Control Systems available on the market consist out of a central unit including the GSM communication module, to which several kind of detectors are connected, either through wires or wirelessly. The most common detectors are infrared movement detectors, smoke- gas- and fire detectors, door opening detectors, glass-break detectors. Furthermore internal and external sirens as well as relays for the remote control of appliances can be connected.

In conclusion, GSM based security and control systems offer an easy to handle, do it yourself and Low cost solution for anyone willing to secure and control houses / offices without contracting expensive security companies and purchasing expensive remote control infrastructure.

The Latest Popular Trend in Mobile Phone Technology

Android phones are the recent fad and craze that has taken over the mobile phone buyers. These phones are better known as smart phones using android technology with innumerable features and applications. Android mobiles are now the most commonly preferred mobile devices using cutting edge and advanced technology. It has proved to be a sought after phone segment world over with its attractive application downloading facility. Android itself is primarily an operating system based on Linux. This system was first developed by Google employee Andy Rubin and its growing popularity has only lead to increased membership number.

Android phones provide an affordable platform for downloading tools and applications from the internet at free of cost. One doesn’t need to pay for applications that are offered by android and can be downloaded without paying anything extra. Such applications are often developed by third party or those software professionals of a development company. These applications are created in keeping with different client requirements and are made with the help of technology which doesn’t require any licensing or permission. Such applications are again priced affordably and reasonably to create unique applications for the android market. Nowadays, most mobiles are in-built with such systems and are priced accordingly depending on the different features.

Android phones are built with an integrated advanced technology which provides the required platform for various applications. Several programs can also be combined through such android platform. Many-a-times, mobile development companies use android as a platform to combine programs or promote them. These phones are the most coveted and much in demand phones of the current generation. These kinds of phones are known for their multi-tasking, user-friendliness and multi-functionality. They are mainly run by the customized graphics in the 2D and 3D library designed with the use of OpenGL ES 1.0.

Android mobiles are designed to make tasks easier and enable it with proper security means for the sake of safety. These have a framework of featured applications which is used to reuse or replace the components of the phone. The phone browser is dependent on the engine for open source webkit and fitted with SQLite for storing data. These mobile phones are also enabled with media supportive formats like audio, video and other formats for still image like MPEG4, H.264, MP3, MP4, AAC etc. Such phones also had various add-on features like 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, camera, GPS navigator and compass on the handsets.

Other integral features in these high-end, advanced handsets or mobiles are memory storage capacity, performance profiling, emulator, debugging tool and plug-ins. These phones are marked by features like sleek design, dual core application processor and Amoled display. Mobile brands like Sony offer personalized features like Timescape, messaging and application downloading facilities based on the android platform. Micromax also presents various android supportive features like touch screen, GPS navigation, android market, sensor etc. The other striking features of such mobile phones RAM capacity of 256MB, ROM of 512 MB, Flash, light sensor, Video Recording Resolution of 320×240 (QVGA), 16 GB expandable memory, 3.5 mm jack, bluetooth, USB port etc.

Mobile Phone Technology That Spots Liars

Lying is ubiquitous.

Nowadays, religion and fear of going to hell is not enough to stop millions of us from lying. We believe that lying is only bad when it confirmed. This led an enterprising group of biotechnology doctoral students, from a leading university in Europe to conduct a study and experiment on how to more easily detect lying. Their findings revealed that pupils of the eyes change for a few seconds after people tell a lie. Although some people can control their body movements and facial expressions when they lie, they cannot consciously control the changes in their eye pupils! The doctoral students decided to test out their findings in a much larger scale than the initial experiment done on one hundred university students.

The students knew that the device they must develop to detect lying must be as ubiquitous as liars themselves. So what is as ubiquitous today as lying? The answer came quickly, mobile phones! So Franciso Algrave (the group’s software engineer) decided to develop a software that can be easily uploaded on a mobile device that would roughly calculate the change in eye pupil. Person A simply needs to take a picture of the face of Person B with his camera phone when person B is “not speaking or communicating with someone”. Another picture must be taken just after the person responds to the question. The first picture taken for comparison need only to be taken once and can be saved on the phone for future use.

Mobile Truth or Dare?

After using a few volunteers, the technology quickly gained notoriety in campus and

more than 7,000 students downloaded the application from the university website.

It has become part of student pop culture as mobile truth or dare games are often played in university parties. As of the moment, the technology is merely considered as a fun application.

Online Dating and Mobile Truth Technology?

Although, the group is still busy refining the software to make it more accurate since current accuracy only falls to about 80%; the group is now excited to develop other applications for their technology. The group is experimenting on calculations to assess the honesty of people from their web cam videos. How would we know from their video introductions that people are serious about getting into long-term relationships or marriage? How are you sure that the people are not just saying those lovely things, for a quick fling?

A sample group of 20 people were asked to create video introductions and randomly instructed to tell a lie or tell a truth. In order to increase the accuracy to 90%, the group is also currently studying how to develop applications that will make use of both voice technology and eye technology to determine the honesty of web cam video communications.

Mobile Truth Technology for Parents?

Can moms used this technology to know whether their kids are skipping school? having sex? having unprotected sex? or dabbling in drugs? The group is hesitant to market their technology to parents since they are aware that trust and traditional communication methods of “regular conversation with your love ones” is still the best parenting technology.

The group is both excited and hesitant about their work on mobile truth technology. Is technology the way to go to stamp down on the viral culture of lying today? Or should spirituality and religion take a more effective leadership role?