Mi Casa es Su Casa (“MiSu”): A Mobile App for Sharing Smart Home Devices with People Outside The Home


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Leena Alghamdi, Mamtaj Akter, Cristobal Sepulveda Cardenas, Diego A. Cruces, Jason Wiese, Jessica Kropczynski, H. Lipford, P. Wisniewski
CSCW Companion, 2022

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Alghamdi, L., Akter, M., Cardenas, C. S., Cruces, D. A., Wiese, J., Kropczynski, J., … Wisniewski, P. (2022). Mi Casa es Su Casa (“MiSu”): A Mobile App for Sharing Smart Home Devices with People Outside The Home. CSCW Companion.

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Alghamdi, Leena, Mamtaj Akter, Cristobal Sepulveda Cardenas, Diego A. Cruces, Jason Wiese, Jessica Kropczynski, H. Lipford, and P. Wisniewski. “Mi Casa Es Su Casa (‘MiSu’): A Mobile App for Sharing Smart Home Devices with People Outside The Home.” CSCW Companion (2022).

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Alghamdi, Leena, et al. “Mi Casa Es Su Casa (‘MiSu’): A Mobile App for Sharing Smart Home Devices with People Outside The Home.” CSCW Companion, 2022.


Abstract

As smart devices are becoming commonplace in the home, people have begun sharing access to these devices with people beyond the home. However, the "all-or-nothing" approach to access control taken by most smart home applications may be insufficient for use cases that involve others outside of the home. Therefore, we developed “MiSu” an Android and iOS app that allows smart home homeowners to share their devices (e.g., Ring doorbell, security alarm, smart door lock, smart light bulb) with people outside of their home to control what, when, and how they can engage with the smart devices. MiSu provides options for fine-grain access control, the ability for guests to control smart homes using their own device and login, and provides homeowners real-time logs where they can view all actions taken by guests invited to interact with their smart homes.


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