Smart Homes are en vogue. One gets the impression that remote controls and light switches will soon become a thing of the past, and the Smartphone will be replaced. In terms of safety IOTAs Tangle could be an important building block for the Integration into the households.
The Internet of things is spreading, and in the middle of the Name, IOTA appears again and again. The IOTA Foundation aims to be known as a platform for the growing network of Internet-enabled devices together to run – with all the advantages of the DLT. So it is no Surprise that strong on the Integration of Smart Home solutions in the Tangle is fiddled.
The Home Assistant
On the Open-Source platform, Home Assistant, developers can drive the use of technology in your household by building applications, such as digital light switches, and other Smart-Home pioneers. Home Assistant is a modular System. This means that users decide for themselves which applications you install and what not. There is also a module over 1,000 installable components available, including the Integration of Amazon’s Alexa. As the Hub for the Smart Home Software single-Board computer like the Raspberry Pi.
IOTA has ambitious goals: The platform would be the basis for the Internet of things. Therefore, the Integration of the Tangle in Smart Home applications is close. Like the look, could, demonstrated a software developer, Lukas Hetzenecker in a Blog Post.
On the platform Medium, master’s student describes the Integration of IOTAs Tangle in his smart apartment on the example of a digital door lock. In the Video, the Use Case is clear: For such sensitive applications, such as digital keys, it is extremely important to be able to have permission to Open the door properly. Using the Tangles of this is possible.
IOTA door opener – a Quick Demonstration
Watch this Video on YouTube.
The door opener App allows users the command to Open the door on the Tangle. The user triggers this command on the Smartphone, the application a encrypted message to the Smart-Home System. The big advantage of this is that the System can determine the authenticity of the request correctly, without a connection to the Internet is necessary. The local Server must only be for the IOTA-Feed distance. This Hetzenecker achieved a high level of security:
“[For applications, the externally controlled to be] could your Home-Assistant-Server to the Internet to expose, but that carries its own risks. The combination of Home Assistant and IOTA solves this in an elegant way and eliminates all the security concerns.“
The Community seems to Tinker so cheerfully of applications for the Tangle. In addition, the IOTA Foundation was announced in July its cooperation with VW. It’s up and running.