Scalable smart home platform and development architecture

OData support
Dr. Varga Pál
Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics

On the contrary to Gartner's last year 2017 report, in this year’s outline the solutions related to smart homes are in a more advanced state and they are trying to achieve more realistic goals. Also, there is a rise of curvature regarding to the solutions for smart workplaces. These are closely related to smart residential areas, as these have to overcome very similar problems. The only difference is that people are working during daylight hours, and go home to rest at nighttime.

Several innovative companies are experimenting in these residential areas to create interconnected smart solutions, to provide sustainable living conditions for the residents. This field of research is yet to be highly developed, as the users are still unsure in what ways they would like to utilize such solutions, so the companies cannot predict the future ways of development impeccably. This is the main focus of my design of smart residential areas: it presents forward thinking applications and fields of development. Needless to say, only the residents of the exact apartment can access its data, restricting external intrusion without consent. Although with the assent of the separate apartments to the proprietor, the shared data can largely improve the living conditions of the community.

My design of the smart residential area builds upon the foundation of the Green-IoT framework, which I presented last year. This framework - when integrated separately to an apartment - is able to make it function as an independent smart home. However, when you connect the framework to the proprietor’s system, it is able to signal variable distresses, such as pipe ruptures, fires, or even burglary, prompting a quicker reaction, and thus mitigating collateral damage.

The focus to the utilization of excess resources produced by the smart area was improved significantly, whether that means the auction of the energy residue of solar collectors, or renting unused parking spaces. The Arrowhead framework plays a significant role in such circumstances, which is a framework developed by a large European consortium of innovations. Right now it is under the process of being standardized, and it is expected to find use in our everyday lives.

This paper deals with the planning, implementation, and verification steps of this particular framework. The ability to integrate with the Arrowhead framework is of primary importance. The paper takes into account the designing, implementation, and verification of the residential area, and also discusses its future prospects.


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