A novel secure IoT-based smart home automation system using a wireless sensor network

Sandeep Pirbhulal, Heye Zhang, Md Eshrat E Alahi, Hemant Ghayvat, Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay, Yuan-Ting Zhang, Wanqing Wu

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Abstract

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) provide noteworthy benefits over traditional approaches for several applications, including smart homes, healthcare, environmental monitoring, and homeland security. WSNs are integrated with the Internet Protocol (IP) to develop the Internet of Things (IoT) for connecting everyday life objects to the internet. Hence, major challenges of WSNs include: (i) how to efficiently utilize small size and low-power nodes to implement security during data transmission among several sensor nodes; (ii) how to resolve security issues associated with the harsh and complex environmental conditions during data transmission over a long coverage range. In this study, a secure IoT-based smart home automation system was developed. To facilitate energy-efficient data encryption, a method namely Triangle Based Security Algorithm (TBSA) based on efficient key generation mechanism was proposed. The proposed TBSA in integration of the low power Wi-Fi were included in WSNs with the Internet to develop a novel IoT-based smart home which could provide secure data transmission among several associated sensor nodes in the network over a long converge range. The developed IoT based system has outstanding performance by fulfilling all the necessary security requirements. The experimental results showed that the proposed TBSA algorithm consumed less energy in comparison with some existing methods.

Original languageEnglish
Article number69
Number of pages19
JournalSensors
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017

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Copyright the Author(s) 2016. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.

Erratum exists for this article and can be found in Sensors 2017, 17(3), 606, doi: 10.3390/s17030606. Copyright the Author(s) 2017. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.

Keywords

  • energy-efficient
  • home automation
  • internet of things
  • security
  • wireless sensor networks

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