Activity Learning as a Foundation for Security Monitoring in Smart Homes

Jessamyn Dahmen, Brian Thomas, Diane Cook, Xiaobo Wang
2017 Sensors  
Smart environment technology has matured to the point where it is regularly used in everyday homes as well as research labs. With this maturation of the technology, we can consider using smart homes as a practical mechanism for improving home security. In this paper, we introduce an activity-aware approach to security monitoring and threat detection in smart homes. We describe our approach using the CASAS smart home framework and activity learning algorithms. By monitoring for activity-based
more » ... malies we can detect possible threats and take appropriate action. We evaluate our proposed method using data collected in CASAS smart homes and demonstrate the partnership between activity-aware smart homes and biometric devices in the context of the CASAS on-campus smart apartment testbed.
doi:10.3390/s17040737 pmid:28362342 pmcid:PMC5421697 fatcat:az5w5j37mjcjvofg2oj4o7znca