23 Jan '15, 5pm

Secure commissioning for ZigBee home automation using NFC | EDN via @edncom #NFCEverywhere #NXP

Secure commissioning for ZigBee home automation using NFC | EDN via @edncom #NFCEverywhere #NXP

Wireless sensor networks such as ZigBee can provide many benefits when installed in buildings, including improved comfort, cost, and convenience. The low power wireless network ensures that devices can be deployed quickly and easily without the need for many meters of extra cabling which is costly to install whether in new build or refurbishment. By deploying more sensors, thermostats for example, it is easier to regulate the temperature across the building on a room by room basis, leading to improved comfort. At the same time, cost can be reduced by managing the use of energy more efficiently. Improved convenience results by adding functional links between different types of devices, such as automatically switching on lights if a door is opened or unlocked. All of these functions can be handled by a network such as ZigBee, but one of the issues of installation is the time...

Full article: http://www.edn.com/design/consumer/4438456/Secure-commiss...

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