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Embedded system: a solution for home security

The objective of this thesis is to present the reader with the latest advances in home automation technologies with an emphasis on security. The X10/INSTEON, Z-Wave and ZigBee/XBee technologies are examined for their usefulness in constructing a subscription based residential security system. The central control unit of this security system is an iDigi Rabbit RCM6700 embedded system. The application running on the Rabbit demonstrates this embedded system's ability to monitor and control attached devices. The Rabbit application also communicates with another application running on Google's Appspot.com cloud environment through the iDigi's device cloud environment to provide the user with system interactivity and system status.

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