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Security in smart home environment

Security in smart home environment

Mantas, Georgios ORCID: 0000-0002-8074-0417, Lymberopoulos, Dimitrios and Komninos, Nikos (2010) Security in smart home environment. In: Lazakidou, Athena, Siassakos, Konstantinos and Ioannou, Konstantinos, (eds.) Wireless Technologies for Ambient Assisted Living and Healthcare. IGI Global, Hershey; New York, pp. 170-191. ISBN 1615208054 ; 978-1615208050 (doi:

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This chapter presents the concept of Smart Home, describes the Smart Home networking technologies and discusses the main issues for ensuring security in a Smart Home environment. Nowadays, the integration of current communication and information technologies within the dwelling has led to the emergence of Smart Homes. These technologies facilitate the building of Smart Home environments in which devices and systems can communicate with each other and can be controlled automatically in order to interact with the household members and improve the quality of their life. However, the nature of Smart Home environment, the fact that it is always connected to the outside world via Internet and the open security back doors derived from the household members raise many security concerns. Finally, by reviewing the existing literature regarding Smart Homes and security issues that exist in Smart Home environments, the authors envisage to provide a base to broaden the research in Smart Home security.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: security, smart home
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENG)
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2021 11:11

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