Abstract : Science and technology with all its miraculous advancements has fascinated human life to a great extent that imagining a world without these innovations is hardly possible.
While technology is on the raising slope, we should also note the increasing immoral activities.
With a technical view, "Power Theft" is a non-ignorable crime that is highly prevalent, and at the same time it directly affects the economy of a nation.
Detecting and eradicating such crimes with the assistance of the developing scientific field is the "Need of the Hour". With these views was this paper conceived and designed.
Our paper provides a complete and comprehensive tool to prevent power theft which is very simple to understand and easy to implement.
It includes three sections - transmitting, receiving, and processing sections.
The IR transmitter transmits the IR rays (which are invisible) to the photo diode continuously at that time microcontroller does not perform any operation when the signal breaks, immediately IC555 sends a negative pulse to the microcontroller now it process and send a signals to the GSM modem using serial communication.
The modem sends a message (address of that house) to the substation using GSM technology. Then they immediately take an action that to stops the power to the house and take further actions on them.
Here the microcontroller performs the function of indication and identification of power theft. Pin details, features, connections and software employed for uc89c51 are described in detail.
We believe our implementation ideas are a boon to the electricity board offering them a chance to detect accurately the location and amount of power theft.