Title: Home Security through IoT


Internet of Things transfer data without human to human and human to machine communication. This project based on IoT for Home Security. Home security has been identified as one of an important issue in today’s life. Cases of home burglary continue to arise daily. Existing home security systems faces drawback to home users where certain flaws occurred in the system such as not web-supported, lack of dynamic features and difficult to handle.

My Investigation and references:

In my research, I would like to propose a system in which enabled security system will be using door sensors, motion sensors and image processing technique like change detection. The change in images will automatically trigger the images to the owner of the house. The system is controlled by Raspberry Pi-3 which is a WI-FI enabled device. And its processing power can be used for processing the data collected by sensors and image processing. 

Home Automation: 

It refers to control and automating air conditioning, Lighting, heating, ventilation, and security. As well as all the home appliances including dryers, ovens or refrigerators that use WiFi for remote monitoring.

The components of a well-designed home automation system include a computer with the appropriate programming, the various devices and systems to be controlled, interconnecting cables or wireless links, a high-speed Internet connection, and an emergency backup power source for the computer and the essential home systems.

1. Home Automation: Wikipedia

2. IoT Agenda

Key Features of Home Automation:

1. Interoperability
The beauty of an automation system is its ability to tie diverse electronic devices together so they can perform as one unified system.

2. Remote Access
More often than not, plans change when you’re not at home, so being able to communicate those changes to your home automation system remotely is one of the most revered features of an automation system.

3. Expandability
Technology will continue to evolve and you may also want to add new rooms. For these reasons, it’s important that a home automation system can be easily expanded both vertically to incorporate additional products and horizontally to support additional rooms.

4. Upgradeability
The more sophisticated that software is, the more the system can do. As technology changes, so must the software.

5. Variety of Interfaces
There are a number of different ways you can control the electronic systems in your home: by pressing the buttons of a handheld remote or wall-mounted keypad, by touching colorful icons on a portable touch panel.

6. Time-Tested
An automation system with a proven track record.

7. Strong Dealer Network
Good home automation manufacturers go above and beyond to create a strong dealer network, by offering continual education and training and by supporting multiple dealers in a single geographic area.

8. Commitment to Energy-Savings
Automation systems can help save energy by turning off electronics devices automatically.

9. Layer of Protection
If an automation system has the appropriate backup protection, you won’t have to worry about that.

10. Can-do Attitude
Since everyone’s lifestyle is different, the manufacturer should provide its installers with the tools to customize the system to your specific needs.

Key Features

The Importance of security in home automation:

When people normally think of burglaries and home security systems, houses are the first buildings to come to mind. But did you know that, according to the National Crime Prevention Council, apartments are actually 85 percent more likely to be burgled than single-family homes? This disheartening statistic should be a warning to all apartment renters; just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean you don’t need to consider home security.

Should I still consider a home security system

What is the best security system

Homemade Security systems:

Home security can be produced in the home itself. But, in order to do so, we need some sensors that are essential for us to read the data. We are fortunate to leave in a world where many sensors are available for the common man. One can collect and process the data transmitted by the sensors through the Pi. In order to build a Home Automation system one should have a basic knowledge in electrical circuits and computer programming.

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Papers on Home Automation:

There are many research papers that are useful in order to provide home automation and home security. Out of those papers I had gone through the following papers as they are named related to my domain of interest Home Automation and Security.

A 24 hour IoT framework for monitoring and managing home automation

Dynamic home automation security (DyHAS) alert system with laser interfaces on webpages and windows mobile using rasberry PI

Home automation using Internet of Thing

Using raspberry Pi and GSM survey on home automation

Exploiting Data Analytics for Home Automation Services

HIVE: Home Automation System for Intrusion Detection