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IoT’s based smart home applications and  Associated challenges

Akanksha Mishra

 Assistant Professor, CSE Department Kalinga University Raipur



The Internet of Things (IoT) is a rapidly growing technology that has enabled the world to become more connected. It has opened up a new world of opportunities, especially in the realm of smart home applications. Smart home applications allow you to control and monitor various household systems and appliances remotely, such as lighting, heating and cooling, security systems, and entertainment systems. However, with the advancement of this technology come various challenges. In this article, we will discuss the advantages and challenges of IoT-based smart home applications, as well as the potential solutions to these challenges.

Advantages of IoT-Based Smart Home Applications

The primary advantage of IoT-based smart home applications is that they offer convenience and efficiency. With the help of these applications, you can easily control and monitor your home from anywhere in the world. You can also automate certain tasks such as adjusting the temperature or turning on the lights at a certain time. Furthermore, you can use these applications to save energy and money by scheduling your home’s appliances to run only when necessary.

Challenges of IoT-Based Smart Home Applications

  1. Security: The use of IoT devices in a smart home increases the risk of hacking, data theft, and malicious attacks. IoT devices are vulnerable to malicious actors and need to be secured with strong authentication and encryption protocols.
  2. Privacy: Smart home applications can collect and store a great deal of personal data. This data can be misused or leaked if not protected properly.
  1. Data storage and management: Smart home applications generate and store a large amount of data, which must be stored and managed securely.
  1. Interoperability: In order for a smart home to work properly, each device must be able to communicate with other connected devices. This requires that devices be compatible with each other and that the network is properly configured for seamless communication.
  1. Cost: Many of the components of a smart home, such as sensors, cameras, and appliances, can be expensive. In addition, there are often additional costs associated with installing and maintaining the system.

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