An Ingenious Wireless Home Security System and Protocol based upon Multi-hop 802.15.4 standard, Magnetic contact and PIR sensor

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Ulya Sabeel 1,* Nidhi Chandra 1 Shivraj Dagadi 2

1. Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India

2. Department of Embedded Systems, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India

* Corresponding author.


Received: 1 Apr. 2013 / Revised: 12 May 2013 / Accepted: 10 Jun. 2013 / Published: 8 Jul. 2013

Index Terms

Wireless sensor networks, Zigbee, PIR sensor, Reed switch, Multi-Hop, RF communication.


Security is the major part of home automation systems for the people. With the development of network and automatic control technology, a home security monitoring and alarming system becomes more and more practicable today. In this paper we have proposed simple, low cost, low power consumption and a novel method for implementing the home security using Zigbee (802.15.4) standard and also a security protocol for detecting and localizing identity based attacks in the system. We have named our scheme as Wireless Home Security System (WHSS) and protocol as Wireless Home Security Protocol (WHSP). It consists of many sensor nodes deployed in the rooms as well as the doors/ windows of the house together with the zigbee modules which act as end devices that monitor continuously and send the security status of each room to the coordinator node connected to a PC which acts as the master. The communication in this case is multi-hop which provides unlimited range. Here we have used the XBEE Pro series1 (XBP24-AWI-001) radios for RF communication, DYP-ME003 PIR sensor, and Contact Door / window sensor based on magnetic reed switch (ORD221).The hardware implementation has been tested for validation successfully. The software has been implemented using C#. Also the performance of our proposed security protocol has been analysed using NS2 and is found to be satisfactory.

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Ulya Sabeel, Nidhi Chandra, Shivraj Dagadi, "An Ingenious Wireless Home Security System and Protocol based upon Multi-hop 802.15.4 standard, Magnetic contact and PIR sensor", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS), vol.5, no.7, pp.50-59, 2013. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2013.07.06


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