450-4067/02 – Sensors for Safety Applications (SBS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Cybernetics and Biomedical EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Bilík, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Bilík, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementOptional
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
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BIL45 doc. Ing. Petr Bilík, Ph.D.
VAN72 Ing. Jan Vaňuš, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

After completing the subject students get familiar with the principles of sensors functionality in the field of building safety in terms of protection against fire, for the protection of the building and its surroundings against attack. Students gain an overview of the use of sensors for biometric scanning of persons for the purpose of identification and people recognition. Students will be able to use knowledge about sensors principle and functionality for the design of surveillance systems for ensuring the safety of buildings.

Teaching methods

Project work


The course deals with a comprehensive overview of the sensors used in the field of protection of buildings: the perimeter protection, the protection of the shell, space protection. Below are the contents of camera surveillance systems, sensors for control inputs, sensors environment and the legislative aspects of the implementation of sensors for alarm and emergency systems.

Compulsory literature:

Barbara A. Nadel, Building Security: Handbook for Architectural Planning and Design 1st Edition, 2009, ISBN-13: 063-9785505310 H. William Trimmer B. S., Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems, Third Edition 3rd Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0750672061 Neil Cumming, Security: A Guide to Security System Design and Equipment Selection and Installation, Second Edition 2nd Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0750696241

Recommended literature:

Merz, Hermann, Hansemann, Thomas, Hübner, Christof, Building Automation, Communication systems with EIB/KNX, LON and BACnet, ISBN 978-3-540-88829-1 Klaus Daniels, Gebäudetechnik: Ein Leitfaden für Architekten und Ingenieure Gebundene Ausgabe – 2001, Geben Sie die erste Bewertung für diesen Artikel ISBN-80-88905-63-X

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Verification of study: Student must work out one laboratory works, which is related to the „Intruder and Hold-up Alarm System implementation in buildings\" (max. 35 points). Student has to elaborate one test. Student can acquire up to 10 points for it. Student can gain up to 35 + 10 = 45 points from the laboratory excercices. To pass the course student has to pass both the laboratory part of the course and the final exam. The final combined exam consists of writing part 0 - 40 points and oral part 0 -15 points. Student have to succeed in all parts of examination. Conditions for credit: Student must work out one laboratory works and one test. To pass the laboratory part of the course student has to gain at least 10 points from the laboratory excercices.


Další požadavky na studenta

There are no other requirements to the student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Legislative aspects of the sensors design for security and emergency systems in buildings in the Czech Republic and Europe. Basic terminology in the design and implementation of sensors for security and emergency systems in buildings. 2. Passive perimeter sensors (vibration sensors, strain gauge sensors, systems guarding wire fence, microphone cables, differential pressure sensors, seismic sensors, magnetic anomalies sensors, fiber optic systems sensor, infrared thermovosion detectors). 3. Active perimeter sensors (burried cables, infrared gates and barriers, active infrared gates, laser gates and locators, microwave detectors, combined detectors, capacitive sensors, reflective detectors of electric field changes). 4. Sensors protecting building envelope (contact sensors, destructive sensors, destructive effects sensors, acoustic pressure sensors, barrier sensors) 5. Area protection sensors (motion sensors, very short wave sensors, microwave sensors, ultrasonic sensors, passive infrared sensors, active infrared sensors, combined sensors). Object protection sensors (contact, capacitive, acoustic pressure sensors, sensor barrier). 6. Sensors for CCTV (survey scanning techniques, principles of image sensor CCD / CMOS, lenses, camera accessories, IP camera systems, digitalization of TV image, digital CCTV systems, setup and configuration). 7. Entry sensors, biometric sensors for persons identification and recognition (fingerprint and palm sensors, proximity sensors, facial recognition sensors, scanning of iris and retina, keyboard pressing dynamics, speaker voice recognition, recognition of speaker emotions). 8. Environment sensors (external and internal building climate, carbon dioxide sensors, explosive gases, temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind speed sensors) 9. Building Fire safety sensor (principles of automatic detectors, classification according to the coverage area, according to the response time, implementation of sensors, unaddressed systems, conventional addressable systems, sensors location in buildings). 10. Aspects of the use of sensors in building management bus systems (KNX, LonWorks, BACnet) in relation to security applications.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 45  20
        Examination Examination 55  15
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: min 80% attendance at the lab exercises

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (N2647) Information and Communication Technology (1801T064) Information and Communication Security P English Ostrava 2 Optional study plan
2019/2020 (N0612A140005) Information and Communication Security P English Ostrava 2 Optional study plan
2018/2019 (N2647) Information and Communication Technology (1801T064) Information and Communication Security P English Ostrava 2 Optional study plan
2017/2018 (N2647) Information and Communication Technology (1801T064) Information and Communication Security P English Ostrava 2 Optional study plan
2016/2017 (N2647) Information and Communication Technology (1801T064) Information and Communication Security P English Ostrava 2 Optional study plan

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