A Framework for Smart Home Services with Secure and QoS-aware Communications

The scenario of smart home services will be discussed with regard to two important aspects: the quality of service problem for the in-house communication and the need for a security scheme for the whole system. The authors focus on an installation with smart computers in each flat interconnected using a switched Ethernet network. These smart devices are responsible for performing local services, user control and operate as a gateway for the different types of sensor and actor networks installed at each flat. They propose a QoS scheme to prevent congestion situation for the Ethernet network which is applicable to currently available cost-sensitive hardware.

Provided by: The International Journal of Advances in Telecommunications, Electrotechnics, Signals and Systems Topic: Security Date Added: Dec 2012 Format: PDF

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