We Need a “Building Inspector for IoT” When Smart Homes Are Sold

Timothy J. Pierson, Cesar Arguello, Beatrice Perez, Wondimu Zegeye, Kevin Kornegay, Carl A. Gunter, David Kotz

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Internet of Things (IoT) devices left behind when a home is sold create security and privacy concerns for both prior and new residents. We envision a specialized “building inspector for IoT” to help securely facilitate transfer of the home.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-11
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Security and Privacy
StateAccepted/In press - 2024
Externally publishedYes


  • Internet of Things
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Smart devices
  • Smart homes
  • Task analysis
  • Wireless fidelity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Law


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