Domotics has been favoured by a constant increase of popularity in the last decade. Because of the many home network concepts in this field, it is potentially viable to include several different network technologies in a home automation system; if these technologies are optimally combined then it is presumable to accomplish better results in performance, affordability and stability. For this reason, it is recommended to use each of them for the use of specific services that fit more accurately with their characteristics and capabilities. Nonetheless, besides the diversity of such environments, they all share a common subject: a need for remote control. Actual trends in Domotics are closely oriented to the foremost elements associated with ubiquitous control, which is a significant topic due to the important advantages of having the possibility to manage home services from anywhere at any time. This paper describes a model for a secure, scalable and reliable remote-controlled home automation system; the role of this model is to provide users with a backup gateway to be able to control the services at home (or other buildings) in case of a failure of the main access. The development is focused on a proper handling of the underlying technologies, invisible to the user, to enable the backup gateway agents communicate with both the external agents and the home network agents.
Computer and Systems Architecture | Digital Communications and Networking | Hardware Systems | Systems and Communications
Roy Delgado, A., Grout, V. & Picking, R., "A Backup Gateway to Access a Service-oriented Heterogeneous Home Network", Proceedings of the Fourth Collaborative Research Symposium on Security, E-learning, Internet and Networking (SEIN 2008), 5-9 November 2008, Glyndwr University, Wrexham, UK, pp69-78.
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Roy Delgado, Armando; Grout, Vic; and Picking, Rich, "A Backup Gateway to Access a Service-oriented Heterogeneous Home Network" (2008). Computing. Paper 36.