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Systematic Analysis of Safety and Security Risks in Smart Homes

Habib Ullah Khan1,*, Mohammad Kamel Alomari1, Sulaiman Khan2, Shah Nazir2, Asif Qumer Gill3, Alanoud Ali Al-Maadid4, Zaki Khalid Abu-Shawish1, Mostafa Kamal Hassan1

1 Department of Accounting and Information Systems, College of Business and Economics, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
2 Department of Computer Science, University of Swabi, Swabi, Pakistan
3 School of Software, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
4 Department of Finance & Economics, College of Business & Economics, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

* Corresponding Author: Habib Ullah Khan. Email: email

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Deep Learning and Parallel Computing for Intelligent and Efficient IoT)

Computers, Materials & Continua 2021, 68(1), 1409-1428.


The revolution in Internet of Things (IoT)-based devices and applications has provided smart applications for humans. These applications range from healthcare to traffic-flow management, to communication devices, to smart security devices, and many others. In particular, government and private organizations are showing significant interest in IoT-enabled applications for smart homes. Despite the perceived benefits and interest, human safety is also a key concern. This research is aimed at systematically analyzing the available literature on smart homes and identifying areas of concern or risk with a view to supporting the design of safe and secure smart homes. For this systematic review process, relevant work in the most highly regarded journals published in the period 2016–2020 (a section of 2020 is included) was analyzed. A final set of 99 relevant articles (journal articles, book sections, conference papers, and survey papers) was analyzed in this study. This analysis is focused on three research questions and relevant keywords. The systematic analysis results and key insights will help researchers and practitioners to make more informed decisions when dealing with the safety and security risks of smart homes, especially in emergency situations.


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H. Ullah Khan, M. Kamel Alomari, S. Khan, S. Nazir, A. Qumer Gill et al., "Systematic analysis of safety and security risks in smart homes," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 68, no.1, pp. 1409–1428, 2021.


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