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Zigbee technology and its application in wireless home automation systems: A survey

Thoraya Obaid, Haleemah Rashed, Ali Abou-Elnour, Muhammad Rehan, Mussab Muhammad Saleh,
Published in Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC)
Volume: 6
Issue: 4
Pages: 115 - 131

Wireless home automation systems have drawn considerable attentions of the researchers for more than a decade. The major technologies used to implement these systems include Z-Wave, Insteon, Wavenis, Bluetooth, WiFi, and ZigBee. Among these technologies the ZigBee based systems have become very popular because of its low cost and low power consumption. In this paper ZigBee based wireless home automation systems have been addressed. There are two main parts of this paper. In the first part a brief introduction of the ZigBee technology has been presented and in the second part a survey work on the ZigBee based wireless home automation system has been presented. The performances of the ZigBee based systems have also been compared with those of other competing technologies based systems. In addition some future opportunities and challenges of the ZigBee based systems have been listed in this paper.

About the journal
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Networks & Communications
PublisherAcademy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC)
Open AccessYes