RFID Localisation For Internet Of Things Smart Homes: A Survey

Belal Alsinglawi, Mahmoud Elkhodr, Quang Nguyen, Upul Gunawardana, Anthony Maeder, Simeon Simoff

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The Internet of Things (IoT) enables numerous business opportunities in fields as diverse as e-health, smart cities, smart homes, among many others. The IoT incorporates multiple long-range, short-range, and personal area wireless networks and technologies into the designs of IoT applications. Localisation in indoor positioning systems plays an important role in the IoT. Location Based IoT applications range from tracking objects and people in real-time, assets management, agriculture, assisted monitoring technologies for healthcare, and smart homes, to name a few. Radio Frequency based systems for indoor positioning such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a key enabler technology for the IoT due to its costeffective, high readability rates, automatic identification and, importantly, its energy efficiency characteristic. This paper reviews the state-of-the-art RFID technologies in IoT Smart Homes applications. It presents several comparable studies of RFID based projects in smart homes and discusses the applications, techniques, algorithms, and challenges of adopting RFID technologies in IoT smart home systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-99
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Networks and CommunicationsInternational Journal of Computer Networks and Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Indoor positioning
  • Internet of things & RFID
  • Localisation
  • Smart homes


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