DEVELOPMENT OF FINGERPRINT DOOR ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM

CONSTRUCTION OF FINGERPRINT DOOR ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM

EMBEDDED SYSTEMS AND BIOMETRICS.


ABSTRACT

Security has been playing a key role in many of our places like offices, institutions, libraries, laboratories etc. in order to keep our data confidentially so that no other unauthorized person could have an access on them. Nowadays, at every point of time, we need security systems for protection of valuable data and even money. This paper presents a fingerprint based door opening system which provides security which can be used for institutions and various organizations etc..,. There are other methods of verifying authentication through password, RFID but this method is most efficient and reliable. To provide perfect security to the door access and to make the work easier, this project is taking help of two different technologies viz. EMBEDDED SYSTEMS and BIOMETRICS. Unauthorized access is prohibited by designing a lock that stores the fingerprints of one or more authorized users. Fingerprint is sensed by sensor and is validated for authentication. If the fingerprint matches, the door will be opened automatically otherwise the buzzer connected to an audio amplifier will be activated so that the people near the surroundings will get an alert.

 

TABLE OF CONTENT

                                                                                                                                                  Pages                                                                                                                 

Title Page

Certification

Dedication

Acknowledgement

Abstract

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION                                                                                                                          

1.1Background to the study

1.2 Statement of the problem

1.3 Aims and Objective of the study

1.4 Scope and Limitations of the study

1.5 Significance of the study

1.9 Operational definition of terms

CHAPTER TWO

Literature Review                                                                                                                        

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Overview of Access Control

2.2.1    Types of Access Control

2.2.2. Multi-factors of Access Control

2.3 Related Works

2.4 Adaptive Biometric Systems

2.4.1    History Of Biometrics

2.6       Biometric techniques

2.6.1    Fingerprint technologies

2.8       Advantages And Disadvantages Of Biometrics

2.9       Implementation of Biometrics

CHAPTER THREE                                                                                                 

Research Methodology

3.1 Construction Methodology

3.2 Design Analysis and Component

3.3 Circuit Diagram and Processing/Control Unit

3.4 Description of Major Components Used

CHAPTER FOUR

Result Analysis

4.1 Mode of Operation

4.2 Construction Procedure And Testing

4.3 Construction of the Finger Print Reader System

4.4 Performance and Evaluation

4.5 Economic Benefit of the Project

4.6 System Training

4.7 Project Maintainability

4.8 Summary Discussion

CHAPTER FIVE

5.1 Conclusion

5.2 Recommendation

5.3 References                                                                                                           

 

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY

Biometric systems have overtime served as robust security mechanisms in various domains. Fingerprints are the oldest and most widely used form of biometric identification. The use of fingerprint for identification has been employed in law enforcement for about a century. A much broader application of fingerprint is for personal authentication, for instance to access a computer, a network, an ATM machine, a car or a home.

Electronic lock using fingerprint recognition system is a process of verifying the fingerprint image to open the electronic lock. This project highlights the development of fingerprint verification. Verification is completed by comparing the data of authorized fingerprint image with incoming fingerprint image. Then the information of incoming fingerprint image will undergo the comparison process to compare with authorized fingerprint image.

Access control is a fundamental issue of any security system, and it is mainly devoted to checking the truthfulness of users’ claimed identity, in order to both verify personal access rights and support tracing and logging services. Access control implies authorization, and it strongly relies on identity analysis and authentication. Within a company structure, the requirements and rules that preside over the access control may differ with respect to different locations, expected actions, and functions of principals. Moreover, they can vary over time. The main focus of this paper is authentication (i.e., the process of confirming the identity of an entity), and its deployment in a real context within a company security system where it should be responsible for regulating the main access and the transit to the different zones inside the company itself.

Authentication involves the verification of the validity of at least one form of identification (e.g., documents, digital certificate, biometric identifiers, etc.). The most interesting approach for identity assessment falls into the category “checking something that the user is or does” as the factors of authentication, known as inherence factors. Examples of inherence factors are static or dynamic Biometric parameters like face, fingerprint, iris, retinal pattern, signature, voice, etc. These biometric identifiers are distinctive and measurable characteristics which can be used to label and describe individuals in an almost unique way. There are several advantages in using biometrics: they cannot be lost or forgotten, and they require the person under recognition to be present at the check point.

The general trend of human nature always longing for security Physically, Mentally and Socially. Fingerprint based security access control and time attendance systems are used for all kinds of office and service sector operations in the day today environment. Fingerprint System based access control is more secured as compared to the conventional swipe card or ID cards because of the exclusive fingerprint for every entity (according to Engert, Gerald J., 1964).

Fingerprint Security Systems have fascinated people for centuries. They have been used as a method of personal identification since ancient times. The two key aspects of most of the Fingerprint System biometric solutions are Finger Print identification and authentication. The process of identification tells you who an individual is, or in the negative sense tells you who they are not. Fingerprints Security is examined using two different sets of criteria. One way of looking at Fingerprint Security System is using their “Class Characteristics”.

Finger Print Security Systems can be used to get rid of so many issues such as Physical Access Control, Health care Biometrics, Fingerprint and Biometrics Locks, Biometric Sensors and Detectors, RFID Tags (Johnson, P. Lee 1973[3]). 

1.2   AIMS AND OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT

The aim of this research is to construct a fingerprint Access Control System.

The objectives of this research are; 

  • To construct a device that utilizes fingerprint recognition technology to allow access
  • To develop a program that will work with a biometric device and increase accuracy in information access.
  • To ensure an advanced technology in security, risk management, reduced cost etc.
  • Software that will increase the level of data integrity.
  • To enable dissemination of information among system constitutes.
  • To increase     accuracy in information security. 

CHAPTER THREE

3.0       RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

The listed below are the components used in the construction:

3.1       MATERIAL USED FOR FINGERPRINT ASSESS CONTROL SYSTEM
  • Rectifier
  • Transistor
  • Diode
  • Regulator
  • Resistor
  • Capacitor
  • Display LCD (Liquid Crystal Display )
  • Finger Print Module
  • Micro-Controller
  • Arduino Uno
  • Crystal
  • Power Supply
  • Preset
  • Silicon Diode
  • Vero Board
4.2      CONSTRUCTION PROCEDURE AND TESTING
4.3    CONSTRUCTION OF THE FINGER PRINT READER SYSTEM

Initial display on LCD when power is turned on.

Step 1: When power is supplied to the board, the first displays on the LCD.

Fig.4.3.1 Experimental observation

Step 2: LCD display the welcome note scan fingerprint.

Fig.4.3.2 Indication to scan the finger

Fig.4.3.3 scanning the finger

4.4       Performance and Evaluation

This was conducted to determine how the system responds to inputs from the sensors to see its performance. Figures 6-9 show the pictures of the implemented work being tested.

Figure 6 shows the initial stage with the door locked with the LCD displaying “INSERT FINGERPRINT ON SENSOR”. When a finger was placed on the fingerprint scanner, and it was recognized, the LCD displayed “ACCESS GRANTED” as shown in Figure 7. Figure 8 shows the system granting access to a registered user by displaying “ACCESS GRANTED” together with the name of the registered user. At the same time, the door slides open when the fingerprint sensor senses the registered fingerprint. The buzzer also makes a sound during this period. Figure 9 shows the system denying access to an unrecognized fingerprint.

Figure 6: Picture of the system at its initial state

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How to Build A Drone From Scratch In Africa

How to Build a Drone: Construct Your Drone from Scratch

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Unmanned aerial vehicles have been around for decades, but they have achieved the greatest popularity in recent years with small commercial drones. The new so-called FPV (first person view) technology gave us a unique experience of flying and the advancement of GPS systems in drones opened a whole new world for passionate individuals.

Of course, drones are not the only RC flying devices on the market, but their agile multi-rotors and their capability to take amazing photos and record stunning videos during flight made them the most popular. That’s why commercial drones are in great demand nowadays, but have you ever wondered how to build a DIY drone from scratch?

Making a drone from scratch

Today, there is a wide range of drones on the market, and they differ in size, design, and properties. You just need to visit some popular online stores where the drones are being sold and find some ready to use a model that best suits you, according to its features and price.

Most people will simply buy a drone. On the other side, people who like do it yourself projects may enjoy building these devices from scratch. If you also like this craft, you can buy drone kits and enjoy piecing them together like a Lego puzzle.

The real challenge is to construct a drone from scratch without using a special kit. This is a complicated project, as you would have to find the necessary pieces and imagine the drone structure yourself. So what do you say? Are you up for this task?

This article will take you through the basic steps of building a drone from scratch. As expected, this can be an extremely complicated project, depending on the type of drone you want to build, and the materials necessary. This article will take you through a general outline of what it looks like to make a DIY quadcopter drone, and hopefully this will help you to understand whether you truly want to take on this project. No one is saying it is going to be easy, but some people find that the end satisfaction is more than worth it!

Basic Parts You’d Need

Before you start to make this DIY drone, you need to know which components are needed to build it; if you want it to fly, of course.

ESCs or electronic speed controls

Here is a basic list of the components you’ll need in order to build yourself a drone:

  • Frame: there are two possibilities when it comes to a frame for your drone. You can make it yourself or buy it in an online store, and for a wide choice of high-quality frames, we suggest checking out our article about best drone frames. If you decide to build it yourself, the project is not that difficult, but you’ll need some engineering knowledge and knowledge of the materials you are going to use. For instance, you can use metal (something light), plastic, or even wood slats. If you opt for a wooden frame, you’ll need a wood board which is about 2.5 cm thick.
  • Motors: For an ordinary quad, you will need 4 motors in total, but an octocopter requires eight motors to fly. The recommendation is to use brushless motors – they are lighter on the battery and, unless you are an engineer who completely understands how a motor works, these pieces should be bought from a store. You can also get more familiar with them by reading our article about drone motors.
  • ESCs or electronic speed control: these are also essential pieces of your drone as they are in charge of delivering power to the motors. Again, their number depends on the number of arms your drone is going to have.
  • Propellers: When looking for the propellers, you must find the ones that match the frame of your drone. Pay attention to materials – you won’t find wooden propellers, but you must make sure the ones you choose are a good fit.
  • Connectors:You will need 3.5 mm connectors to weld the motors and ESCs, as well as 4.5 mm connectors for the power distribution board.
  • The power distribution board – this board connects the electronic speed controls to the battery.
  • Batteries:When purchasing the batteries for your drone, you need to consider the capacity of a battery and its type. The most used batteries for this purpose are Li-Po batteries and their power differs. To have a much better insight on this topic, we strongly suggest checking out article about drone batteries.
  • Battery monitor:This is not an elementary item, but the monitor is quite useful in warning you when the batteries are close to finishing. This way you don’t risk having the drone remain out of juice in the air, over a pond. A battery monitor ensures that your aerial vehicle won’t die in the most inopportune place.
  • Mounting pad:It reduces the vibrations, and thus improves the flight. This one is very useful especially if you are trying to take pictures or videos with your DIY drone.
  • Controller: This device shares the power and commands the motors at the same time.
  • RC receiver:Of course, if you have a transmitter (which is usually with you), you’ll also have a receiver mounted on the drone.
  • Camera:If you want to take aerial photos and record the surroundings while flying your drone, you will need a camera. The best cameras are those that can take the quality 4K videos, but everyone will find one according to their needs. For high-quality aerial photography and videography, you might also need a gimbal for the camera.
  • USB key:This is necessary to save the photos and videos.

Aside from the above-mentioned parts, you will also need AWG silicone wires, a battery charger, Servo lead wire cables, zip ties, 3M command strips, thread locking compounds, etc. In addition to these components, you can also embed other accessories to your drone and make it more advanced.

In other words, there are many, many ways to build a drone, and depending how much of it you truly want to make DIY, these steps will vary and the necessary components will change. The guide below will provide you with insight into the DIY process for a quadcopter.

Step-by-Step Instructions

There are different types of drones, but people find quadcopters to be more efficient, as they are easy to fly.

So for this step-by-step guide, we have focused on showing you how to build a quadcopter with pieces that you can buy separately:

Step 1: Making the Frame

No matter what your drone is going to be, it must have a frame. So, the first task is to make a frame. For this purpose, you can use different materials, such as metal, plastic, or wood. These materials will differ based on how sturdy you intend the drone to be.

If you select wood for the frame, find a wood board that is longer than 60 cm and about 25-30 mm thick. Cut up this board in such a way to get two laths which are 60cm long and 30mm wide. These two lengths are required to make the structure of your future quad.

Making the frame

Crossing these two laths you’ll make the X frame. Also, you will need a wooden sheet in order to make and add a rectangular piece in the central part of this frame. Its size should be 6×15 cm, and about 2mm thick.

Of course, you can use other dimensions if you like, but these will get you a pretty nice quad. To connect these parts, you will need nails and glue. In case you decide to go with metal or plastic, the dimensions are similar but the way you connect the laths together is going to be different.

Check out our suggestions for the best-premade frames which you can use as a base for your project:

Step 2: Propellers, Electronic Speed Controllers, and Motors

The ESCs (Electronic Speed Controllers), the motors, and the propellers are among the most important elements of a functional drone. So, you should get these components from an authorized store to ensure quality and reliability. They must be in accordance with the size of your drone, so bare this in mind when buying them. Do not be afraid to ask for assistance from someone at the store.

Drone propellers

When looking for the motors (or rotors), you should know that multi-rotor drones produce greater speed and ensure a stable flight, as each rotor works with other’s thrust points. For example, check out these rotors:

For the propellers, we suggest you buy the metal 9-inch props you can find at a very affordable price on the market. These are durable and won’t bend so easily if the drone hits something during flight. However, if you want better performance, it would be better to get carbon props.If you want good performance we recommend you to get any of these:

And finally, you need to pick up some ESCs (Electronic Speed Controllers), if you don’t want 4 of these (keep in mind we’re talking about a quad here) you can buy the 4 in 1 controller. We would suggest these models, which are great and stable:

Step 3: Assemble the Motors

The next thing you need to do is drill the holes in the frame for the motors, according to the distance between the screws holes on the motors. It would be good to make another hole that will allow the clip and shaft of the motor to move freely.

Motor for your quad

However, you may skip this action if the motors already came with mountings. Put the motor in the appropriate place and fix it to the frame using the screws and a screwdriver.

Step 4: Mount the Electronic Speed Controllers

After mounting the motors, you also have to mount the speed controllers. How will you do this? It is recommended to connect the speed controllers on the bottom side of the frame due to several reasons which involve the functionality of the drone. These reasons, among others, include that it will “unload” the upper side of the drone where other components should be added.

Mounting Speed Controller

In order to fix the ESC very well to the frame, you need to use zip ties. This way, your ESCs are tied down and well secured while flying.

Step 5: Add the Landing Gear

This gear is an important part when landing your UAV because it significantly reduces the shock when the drone lands on a solid ground. It can be made in different ways, but you should be creative and make it in your own, unique way.

Add the landing gear

Here’s one idea: find a metal pipe (about 6 inches in diameter) and cut off (with the appropriate tools) 4 rings that will be 1-2 cm thick. Of course, the size of these rings should be in accordance with the general size of your drone. You can then use duct tape to fix these pieces to the frame.

If you don’t like this metal pipe idea, you can also use other materials that are flexible but strong, such as some new plastics, or anything that will reduce shock.

Step 6: Flight Controller

Every flying drone must have a control system. This electronic system allows a drone to be stable in the air while flying and processes all the shifts and changes in direction and the wind.

Mount the Flight Controller

There are two options when it comes to this step:

First, and the easier option, is to buy a ready-to-use controller. With the second option being that you make it yourself.

For this work, you can use one of the following source flight controller projects:

  • DJI NAZA: DJI NAZA M V2or DJI Naza Lite closed sources.
  • ArduPilot: An expensive but a very good hardware for drone controllers with great performance. It features an automated flight mode.
  • OpenPilot CC3D: This superb open-source flight project contains 6 channels and the MPU-6000 It is very easy to set up and install, and there is a wizard guide that leads you through the installation. Even better, this open project is now available through different sources on the web.
  • NAZE32: Very flexible but a bit complicated to set up. It has the advanced fliers which improve the control over your drone, but you must make sure you can actually set it up.
  • KK2: This is one of the most used projects for this purpose since it is cheaper than most other sources of that ilk. It comes with LCD that is based on the advanced AVR controllers. Thus, you can set it up without using a computer. Also, it has the MPU6050 has a sensor, which allows you to write your firmware. However, KK2 requires manual tuning and it is not convenient for RC beginners.

If you want to make a controller yourself, you should opt for one of these projects that best suits your needs. Follow the links above to do some more research, and examine the individuals features of each in more detail. It is very complicated to construct such a device and requires an expert drone technician. But if you are able, your drone will be the ultimate “do-it-yourself” aerial vehicle.

Step 7: Choosing a Right RC Tx-Rx (Wireless Remote Control System)

This is the remote control system that is needed to control a drone.

FlySky

There are various available RC control systems nowadays, like Futaba, Spektrum, Turnigy, FlySky, and so on. You can find more details and do research on all of these systems here:

In addition to this system, you’ll also need a few channels for yaw, pitch, throttle, and roll, as well as the additional channels if you want to mount a camera control to your drone for some aerial photography.

Step 8: Mount the Flight Controller

Once you choose the particular flight controller that is best for your needs, you need to mount it. There are several ways to mount it. For instance, you can place it on the top of the frame in a certain direction, but you need to make sure that all the components are fixed well before calibrating your drone. For this purpose, you can also use the zip ties which were mentioned above.

Mount the Flight Controller

It is recommended to put a small piece of sponge on the underside of the flight controller because it absorbs and reduces the vibrations from the motors. Thus, your drone will be more stable while flying, and stability is key to fly a drone.

Step 9: Connect the Open Pilot to Your Drone

The next thing you have to do is to configure and connect the flight controller to the electronic speed controllers.

Also, you have to connect it to the remote control. In order to see how to do this step, you will need to find an appropriate tutorial video on the web for the particular flight controller you have previously mounted.

I wrote an ultimate guide on how to build a quadcopter with the Arduino Uno Controller. There is lots of info on assembling, wiring everything together, and the programming science involved.

Step 10: Check Out and Test Your Drone

Before you finally use your drone, you must be sure that everything works well. Therefore, you have to check out all the functions before the first flight. You can test the sensors as well as other components of your drone using the special OpenPilot GCS.

OpenPilot GCS

To make sure that everything works well, you need to take off the props and make a small experiment with the remote control. This ensures that you can test the drone without risking the potential of breaking it.

For this test, you should find a suitable place and try to move your drone within its control distance. Pay attention to the zip ties and cables to make sure that they are connected well. When everything is okay, your drone is ready to fly!

Be sure not to cut any corners in this step, it is imperative to test everything in detail before actually flying the drone. You would not want your drone’s first flight to be its last after all!

Step 11: Takeoff

This is the last (and dare I say, most important) step. Before taking off, the battery must be well connected and all the components must be fixed in place. For the test flight, you need to choose a location carefully, since this aircraft can cause serious damages and can be damaged as well. It is best to choose an open, flat area, so that you do not run the risk of damaging anything with your drone, or vice versa. Also, you will ensure that you can see your drone at all times.

DIY drone take off

Place your quad on the ground, put it into operation, take the flight controller, and get started with your first flight. It’s recommended that you slowly throttle up your drone, and fly it at low altitude for the very first time. Thus, if it starts coming down out of control, the damage won’t be that significant.

If the drone starts drifting in one direction, you have to use the trims in order to make the necessary flight correction. Also, you should try out different PID values to see how your drone works in various inputs until you get exactly what you want.

Wrapping Up

In this article, we managed to briefly cover the pieces and the steps to make in order to build a drone from scratch, but you should consider learning more. What’s more, there are also many “intermediate steps” in addition to the basic steps we just described. It is simply the fact that due to the multitude of types of drones, component, programs, and accessories, that there are many ways to build a drone depending on the complexity of drone you are planning to make.

So, what will be the final conclusion when it comes to the do-it-yourself unmanned aircraft? In any case, they are not going to be serious competitors to the ready-to-use drones on the market, especially if they are made by the amateurs.

This general gap in quality between DIY and ready-to-use drones applies to both features and appearance. However, people who build the UAVs from scratch usually don’t want to compete with the commercial drones, they simply do it for pleasure. It is indescribable joy when you take off your do-it-yourself aircraft in the air! People who want to build a drone likely just want to learn a new skill, and take pride in something that they have built themselves, regardless of how high-performance the end result may be.

 

Another big consideration is the total cost for such a drone. Because there are so many potential variables, components, and programs involved, the cost can really fluctuate. The cost will depend on the components you are going to use if you are considering additional accessories. However, as a general benchmark, the total costs for the entire project range from $200 to $300 for an ordinary quadcopter.

Aside from this amount, you also should consider the cost of the camera and if you are going to use a drone for aerial recording and taking high-quality photos as well.

If you check out the prices on the Amazon and other similar websites, you will see that you can buy an advanced drone that supports aerial photography for a similar amount as a DIY drone. However, the satisfaction of having built your own drone does not have a price tag, and often you just want to have the experience of flying something that you have built!

source:https://www.mydronelab.com/blog/how-to-build-drone.

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Uber to Lunch fly over traffic Helicopter In Nigeria

Uber to Lunch fly over traffic Helicopter In Nigeria

Vetifly, the Uber for Helicopter, will Commence Nigerian Flights in April 2020

Vetifly, the Uber for Helicopter, will Commence Nigerian Flights in April 2020

Vetifly, the pioneering uber for helicopter, will commence helicopter flights in Nigeria by April 2020. I confirm that our helicopters are on ground and all finishing touches largely completed. they had already informed members on the waitlist of this news, and also asked them to drop their flight routes. Victoria Island to Ikeja Airport to/fro is live. Ibadan to Lagos to/fro is also live. More routes will be added as we scale the mission.

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Best Cheap Solar System Every Student Must Have At Home

Welcome To Lumos Solar Power System

Cheap Solar System Every Student Must Have At Home, Lumos Solar Power System is an off-grid Solar Home System designed to provide Pay-as-you-go electricity to off-the-grid communities or communities where grid-supply is unreliable like in most of Africa and Asia. The Lumos Smart Solar System offers a convenient payment plan that allows you pay towards the ownership of the system via small daily installments.

Lumos Solar Power System Specs

  • 80W Solar Panel with cable
  • 300Wh Lumos Smart Solar PayGo Unit (MTN Yellow Box)
  • Two Bright LED Bulbs
  • Two USB ports (5V DC / 2.1A)
  • Four DC Output jacks (12V / 2A)
  • Two Car Cigarette Sockets (12V / 8A)
  • 60W DC to AC Converter (60W Inverter)
  • 6 hours Charge Time (Bright Day)

The Hardware

Lumos Solar Power System comes with an 80W solar panel, which you mount on your roof or on a pole outside your house. The solar panel collects energy from the Sun and converts it to electricity for recharging the built-in battery in the in-door unit.

The yellow coloured in-door unit (a.k.a MTN Yellow Box) houses the battery and all the electronic circuitry. Lumos Solar Power System is capable of 300Wh of energy on full charge. The units offers 8 DC output ports for powering various DC powered devices like LED lamps, radio, etc. They can also be used to charge your mobile phones, tablets, power banks, etc.

Specifically, the unit offers two USB ports rated at 5V/2.1A, four 12V DC outputs that can supply up to 2A, and two Car Cigarette sockets rated at 12V/8A. The wide range of power output options means you can easily connected any DC appliance.

In addition, the Lumos Smart Solar System comes with a DC to AC converter that enables you connect AC appliances like a small TV, an electric fan, or a laptop. Note that the DC to AC converter is an optional accessory. It is possible that some units may not come with it.

However, models sold in Nigeria by MTN as part of the MTN Mobile Electricity come with the DC to AC converter. The DC to AC converter is connected to the Lumos Solar Power System via one of the car cigarette sockets. The DC to AC converter is just a power inverter that takes in the 12V DC and converts it to 220V AC. The output of the inverter is rated 60W.

This means that the Yellow Box combines with the 60W DC to AC converter to form a solar inverter. This is why the device is also called the MTN Solar Inverter in Nigeria.

Lumos Solar Power System comes with two powerful LED light bulbs in the box. It takes about 6 hours to fully charge the battery on a bright day. Once charged the amount of hours you can use it depends on the amount of appliances you connect to it.

For example, the unit can power the two LED light bulbs for up to 5 hours.

How Lumos Smart Solar System Works

You already know a bit about how the system works. The 80W solar panel collects energy from the Sun and charges the built-in battery in the in-door unit. However, the Lumos Solar Power System is pay as you go. So, you will not be able to use the stored energy until you pay.

Cost can range from 128 Naira to 200 Naira per day depending on the subscription plan you choose. You activate your plan by loading the required amount on your phone as airtime credit and sending an SMS code to 317. You can see the subscription plans with activation codes on our write-up about the MTN Mobile Electricity.

There are a couple of plans to choose from. We list them below with their prices.

MTN Mobile Electricity Plans & Subscription codes

Plan Price Activation Code
1 Day 230 Naira (230 NGN per Day) SMS 1 to 317
5 Days 1000 Naira (200 NGN per Day) SMS 5 to 317
10 Days 1800 Naira (180 NGN per Day) SMS 10 to 317
20 Days 3300 Naira (165 NGN per Day) SMS 20 to 317
30 Days 4500 Naira (150 NGN per Day) Text 30 to 317
90 Days 12,600 NGN (140 NGN per Day) SMS 90 to 317
180 Days ₦23,400 (130 NGN per Day) Text 180 to 317
365 Days ₦46,720 (128 NGN per Day) SMS 365 to 317
1800 Days 219,000 Naira (122 NGN per Day) SMS 1800 to 317

Once your subscription is confirmed, the Lumos Solar Power System will unlock enabling you power your appliances. In Nigeria, you are required to pay at least for 20 days in any given month in order to continue using the system.

After 1800 paid days, the system unlocks permanently allowing you use energy for free for the rest of the useful life of the system. The Lumos Smart Solar System comes with a 5-year warranty. During the warranty period MTN/Lumos will handle its maintenance.

The Lumos Solar Power system is similar to the Azuri Quad launched by the Federal government in January 2017, but we find it more practical than Azuri for the average electricity consumer.

Lumos Solar Price and Availability

Lumos Solar Power System is available in Nigeria. You can buy the pay as you go off-grid Solar Home System at MTN Walk-in centres across the country. Lumos Solar Power System Price in Nigeria starts at 30,000 Naira as a one-time payment.

After making the payment and filling the required form, you can take possession of the system. You can then choose the subscription plan that meets your budget. You are expected to pay for at least 20 days in a month. After 1800 paid days, the Lumos Smart Solar System becomes yours to use for free without any further payment.

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