Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Hugh Kennedy 

BSc [Hons] Creative Media Technologies

I am a final year Creative Media Technologies student. The past four years has been so interesting learning about the different aspects this course offers. Using this degree I plan to be involved in the Home Security Market as I did my final year project on this subject. Did you know: 1. Burglary crime rate in Tallaght rose 123% from 2003-2015 2. Burglary crime rate in Dundrum increased 70.4% from 2003-2015 3. There were 16,722 burglary and related crimes in Ireland 2019 4. 46% of burglary crimes occur in Dublin 5. West of Ireland is the safest region in Ireland – Co. Mayo is the safest county overall.

Home Security

This alarm system uses an ultrasonic sensor with a range of eleven metres to detect if a person has entered a room. To activate the alarm a button will be pressed and a countdown from 10 seconds is initiated. If the sensor detects something the Arduino Mega is programmed to get the buzzer to emit a sound of 2Khz. To stop the alarm, you enter a 4-digit password.

The project will also make a business case using data from Burglary & Related Crimes from years 2003-2015 in Ireland, obtained from (, n.d.) I will be showing you which locations in Ireland is prone to burglary and why my product would benefit them.

Thesis Title

The aim of this project is to create an alarm system that users will use to feel safe at home and show them why they should buy my project with evidence of burglary stats in Ireland.