IoT components for secure smart building environments Book Chapter

Koulamas, C, Giannoulis, S, Fournaris, A. (2016). IoT components for secure smart building environments . 335-353. 10.1007/978-3-319-42304-3_17

cited authors

  • Koulamas, C; Giannoulis, S; Fournaris, A


  • Internet connectivity of embedded systems and specialized network structures from the industrial and building automation domains has been around for decades. Extensive experience and deep knowledge around the development and installation of complex systems utilizing machine to machine (M2M) communications, wired or wireless, and IP-based or not, have been acquired during all these years of relative technology evolution. While being the latter’s current snapshot, the realization of the Internet/Web of Things (IoT/WoT) vision and its exploitation inside domains of traditionally specialized, silo technologies, lies mainly on the homogenization of the development, installation, and management paradigm towards this of the wider web. As processing, memory, timeliness, energy, security, and cost related requirements may vary depending on the specific function realization and management in an integrated, large scale smart environment such as a building ICT and automation infrastructure, this chapter presents first a comprehensive review of the currently widely used technologies and common practices in the smart buildings domain. Based on this, it then discusses the main points of benefit from the IoT paradigm shift, identifies the elementary components of major importance to the realization of IoT architectures, and provides comparative insights to the complexity and performance of specific implementations developed and exploited in a pilot demonstrator.

publication date

  • January 1, 2016

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

start page

  • 335

end page

  • 353