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Erratum published on 16 March 2017, see Sensors 2017, 17(3), 606.
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A Novel Secure IoT-Based Smart Home Automation System Using a Wireless Sensor Network

Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen 518055, China
Research Center for Biomedical Information Technology, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, 1068 Xueyuan Avenue, Shenzhen University Town, Shenzhen 518055, China
Shenzhen College of Advanced Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen 518055, China
School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand
Department of Engineering, Macquarie University, Sydney 2109, Australia
Joint Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin N.T., Hong Kong, China
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editor: Kemal Akkaya
Sensors 2017, 17(1), 69;
Received: 27 September 2016 / Revised: 13 December 2016 / Accepted: 27 December 2016 / Published: 30 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors for Home Automation and Security)
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: energy-efficient; home automation; internet of things; security; wireless sensor networks energy-efficient; home automation; internet of things; security; wireless sensor networks
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Pirbhulal, S.; Zhang, H.; E Alahi, M.E.; Ghayvat, H.; Mukhopadhyay, S.C.; Zhang, Y.-T.; Wu, W. A Novel Secure IoT-Based Smart Home Automation System Using a Wireless Sensor Network. Sensors 2017, 17, 69.

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