With the advent of modern technology the world changed, and today with the discovery of a surveillance system project three lives changed. Professor Amiya Kr. Sarkar from E.C. department and his senior student Aurobindo Saha gave the spark to the fire, that three graduation students figured out the measures for overall protection of a house, the name of the project derived from the Mahabharata, “Kavachh”. After the semester exams we three- Souvik Ghosh, Shashank Saurav, Ritwik Das with some 3 weeks left to realise the job had no idea of what was coming next. Thanks to all our best wishers and mentors we got every resource at ease, and till the D day of Science and Engineering Fair held at Birla Industrial and Technological Museum our days were tangled in circuit boards and microchips!!! Starting from 12th January 2011 the five days of the fair included participants as well as visitors from all over India involving more than 50 projects at demonstration. With all the oratory expertise we made a history of demonstrating the project to about 700+ audiences, including the young children least interested in the project but attracted to the Barbie house decoration made to it, all our feedback forms got filled up in 2 days with appraisal. “The three tier security provided by laser sensor, IR motion sensor and L.P.G. sensor with password locking system and automatic alarm generation, wireless message transmission to remote location reminds of James Bond films” – commented one of the guest participants on this project. At the end of the fair we knew that our project had caught the attention of the judges, but our hands remained ice cold in uncertainty till we heard the announcement “the prize goes to HOME SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM by Ritwik Das, Shashank Saurav and Souvik Ghosh”, that was a delight.
From the judges’ point of view our James Bond project got critical recognition as one of the most technically innovative projects presented. From there we never had to look for success, it followed our way. Our nominations for INFOCOM ’11 became eventual result of the large scale applicability of the project in commercial fields and modern housing societies. INFOCOM, the largest IT fair in Eastern India, was scheduled to be inaugurated on 15th February, with the finest of the project from all over India exhibited together under National Council of Science Museums, Ministry of Culture. It was going to be a Clash of the TITANS. The three musketeers got immense enthusiasm from this and we again put our best efforts to develop this project with advanced features. The result was visible, incorporation of camera surveillance at the doors and the working of a mobile phone as GSM module that can act as a calling device controlled by microchip, in case of emergency it sends a call to a registered number. These advancements startled the eyes of the entrepreneurs and businessmen from the very beginning, even the fellow competitors who could not help but release their frustrations!! The day of the judgement had all three of us holding our breaths as we came across similar project with better features by participants from Kerala. Because of the acknowledgement received from the judges namely Mr. Ashok Ganguly, director of Ananda Bazar Patrika limited, official sponsor of the event, we had some superstition of getting recognized, so we kept our eyes and ears open and eventually the day was for us. We got the third prize beating our potentially advanced competitors from B.E.S.U. Shibpur and many more. Ours was the project that attracted most number of audience for its guaranteed application and cheap installation charges and their impression on project ‘Kavachh’ paved our way for the ascertained glory, of us three and our college.