Angel Tangle SideShow: With IOTA to the smart apartment

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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 can developer the use of technology in your household to drive forward by applications such as digital light switch construct and for other Smart-Home pioneers. Home Assistant is a modular System. This means that users decide for themselves which applications you install and what not. Currently are over 1,000 installable components available, including a module for Integration of Amazon’s Alexa. As the Hub for the Smart Home Software single-Board computer like the Raspberry Pi.

And IOTA?

IOTA has ambitious goals: The platform wishes to 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 that are to be controlled from the outside] might expose you to your Home-Assistant-Server to the Internet, but that poses its own risks. The combination of Home Assistant and IOTA solves this in an elegant way and eliminates the concerns of all the security.“

The Community seems to Tinker so cheerfully of applications for the Tangle. In addition, announced the IOTA Foundation already in July, their collaboration with VW. It’s up and running.

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