Home automation system coordinator replacement with one-touch network recommissioning
Farooq, Muhammad Omer
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE The home automation systems (HASs) and products market has seen significant growth over the past decade. The current HAS architecture is based on a centralized network coordinator to form, manage, and supervise the network system. Each smart home device is typically manually on-boarded onto the network through the coordinator. If the network coordinator fails or a user wishes to change the technology provider, the HAS needs to be recommissioned. Recommissioning can be a tedious task, as it involves manual on-boarding of possibly a multitude of existing smart home devices onto the new network coordinator. This tight coupling between the devices and network coordinator is seen as a significant road-block for further expansion of the HAS market. Here, we present a HAS proxy that incorporates mechanisms to eliminate tight coupling between smart home devices and a centralized network coordinator. Our HAS proxy approach enables one-touch on-boarding of existing smart home devices onto any new network coordinator with devices being oblivious of the process rendering network recommissioning unnecessary. We have evaluate the concept in a simulator for HAS along with our HAS proxy.
Smart devices , Companies , Smart homes , Protocols , Zigbee , Wireless personal area networks
Farooq, M. O., Wheelock, I. and Pesch, D. (2020) 'Home automation system coordinator replacement with one-touch network recommissioning', IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine. doi: 10.1109/MCE.2020.3002483
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