Visible to the public Amazon Echo Enabled IoT Home Security System for Smart Home Environment

TitleAmazon Echo Enabled IoT Home Security System for Smart Home Environment
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsThapliyal, H., Ratajczak, N., Wendroth, O., Labrado, C.
Conference Name2018 IEEE International Symposium on Smart Electronic Systems (iSES) (Formerly iNiS)
ISBN Number978-1-5386-9172-4
KeywordsAmazon Echo, Amazon Echo enabled IoT home security system, BLE, Bluetooth, Bluetooth 4, bluetooth low energy, Cameras, composability, computer network security, expandability, file servers, Flowcharts, home automation, home computing, Home Security System, Internet, Internet accessible configuration page, Internet of Things, Internet-connected system, IoT, pubcrawl, Resiliency, Sensors, smart home, smart home environment, Speech recognition, ultralow-power wireless sensor network, user voice commands, Web server, Wireless sensor networks

Ever-driven by technological innovation, the Internet of Things (IoT) is continuing its exceptional evolution and growth into the common consumer space. In the wake of these developments, this paper proposes a framework for an IoT home security system that is secure, expandable, and accessible. Congruent with the ideals of the IoT, we are proposing a system utilizing an ultra-low-power wireless sensor network which would interface with a central hub via Bluetooth 4, commonly referred to as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), to monitor the home. Additionally, the system would interface with an Amazon Echo to accept user voice commands. The aforementioned central hub would also act as a web server and host an internet accessible configuration page from which users could monitor and customize their system. An internet-connected system would carry the capability to notify the users of system alarms via SMS or email. Finally, this proof of concept is intended to demonstrate expandability into other areas of home automation or building monitoring functions in general.

Citation Keythapliyal_amazon_2018