Power Reduction for Smart Homes in an Internet of Things Framework

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date


Publication Title

2016 IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology (EIT)


Internet of Things implementations continue to be a challenge in many different industries. Power consumption remains an important issue for device management in Smart Homes as unwanted additional power may be used at unwanted times. As a result, resources used in generation of power are not put to use efficiently. These resources can be utilized in other productive applications. In this paper, we design and implement a Smart Meter (SM) to reduce and monitor the power consumption of household devices. The Smart Meter uses a sensor-based microcontroller and an actuator that work together to analyze the power consumption of each electronic household device. The Smart Meter is implemented by an Automatic Measuring Threshold Value (AMTV) algorithm to set threshold values for each appliance. The performance of the AMTV algorithm is validated using AVR Studio software. The results demonstrate that the Smart Meter significantly reduces power consumption.

Original Citation

A. Razaque, P. Oddo, F. H. Amsaad, M. Sangavikar, S. Manchikatla and Niraj, "Power reduction for smart homes in an internet of things framework," in 2016 IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology (EIT), 2016, pp. 117-121.