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School boy invents new security system

Teen says he spent Rs 5,000, seeks help:

Suraj Prasantha Kulatunga, a student of Don Pedrick Maha Vidyalaya, Horana has invented a new electronic telecommunication security system which alerts about strangers in a house, office or bank.

The new electronic telecommunication security system presented at the Kalutara District new invention competition conducted by the Education Ministry this year won the first place. It won the third place at the All Island New Invention Competition in August.

The main features of the new system are that it gives a signal, a bulb lights up and a phone message is given to the owner of the premises with the photo of the stranger.

Suraj Prasantha who received his primary education at Wattala Hunupitiya KV and Bandaranayake MV joined Horana Don Pedrick MV in 2007 after his parents changed their residence to Millaniya. Principal Padmasiri Perera said that Suraj Prasantha always turns his attention towards creative activities and thinks of new things. Suraj said there are lot of electronic security systems in operation.

“They are very expensive. Each costs over Rs 100,000. My system is much more advanced. By adding the 3-G phone system with other electronic gadgets and equipment, I experimented and I have now received expected results,” he said.

Suraj said for his invention he used a 3-G phone, two other hand phones and several electronic gadgets. “The system is installed at the entrance of a house and is connected with the phones in the house, or the owner of the house or any place.

Phone numbers are connected with the main system. When a stranger enters the premises, an electric blub lights up, a warning bell sounds, telephones or hand phones ring. With the use of 3-G phone or technology, video scenes of the stranger or the places are visible along with sound. Owners of the premises is able to take action when are a stranger enters his premises,” he said.

“I spent over Rs 5,000 for my invention. It depend on the brand of hand phones used. I hope to improve the system and intend to get a patent certificate. If the Government or the private sector helps me, I intend to produce the new system as a business,” he said.

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