Authored by Guillaume Crinon from Kefactor and published on June 22, 2023, this report examines the history of device communication, with a particular emphasis on the Matter communication standard for the smart home market. In addition to Matter, other security considerations and industry standards are discussed, including secure boot, access control, and standards 802.1AR and ETSI EN 303 645. Matter security relies on certificates, digital identities, and signed code, which are challenging for vendors to implement. Keyfactor proposes their proprietary solution to address these implementation challenges. The main takeaway is that Matter promises seamless integration across brands and products in a smart home.

Keywords: Access Controls, Architecture/Engineering, Communications, Mesh Networking, Powerline Communications, Protocols/Standards

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