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1. (WO2017004184) SYSTÈME DE DOMOTIQUE COMPRENANT UN APPAIRAGE DE SIGNATURES DE DISPOSITIF ET PROCÉDÉS ASSOCIÉS
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That Which Is Claimed Is:

1. A home automation (HA) system comprising: a plurality of addressable HA devices each having a respective HA device signature associated therewith and each configured to wirelessly communicate using respective different wireless communications protocols from among a plurality of different wireless communications protocols; and

a controller and a memory coupled thereto, said memory configured to store a plurality of HA device signatures for paired and unpaired ones of said plurality of addressable HA devices;

said controller configured to

poll said plurality of addressable HA devices, determine an unpaired addressable HA device from among the plurality thereof based upon the polling,

compare the associated HA device signature of the unpaired addressable HA device with the stored HA device signatures, and

when there is a match between the HA device signature of the unpaired addressable HA device and one of the stored HA device signatures, permit pairing of the unpaired addressable HA device to communicate with the unpaired addressable HA device using the respective wireless

communications protocol.

2. The HA system of Claim 1 further comprising a communications interface configured to provide communication between said controller and the cloud; and wherein said controller is configured to

communicate with the cloud via said communications interface to update the stored plurality of HA device signatures in said memory.

3. The HA system of Claim 1 further comprising at least one radio controller coupled to said controller; wherein each of said plurality of addressable devices is configured to wirelessly communicate with said controller via said at least one respective radio controller.

4. The HA system of Claim 1 wherein each of said plurality of HA device signatures comprises one of a MAC address, port data, and universal serial bus (USB) identifier.

5. The HA system of Claim 1 wherein said controller is configured to compare the associated HA device signature of the unpaired addressable HA device with the stored HA device signatures based upon at least one of a universal plug and play (UPnP) process and a multicast domain name system (mDNS) process.

6. The HA system of Claim 5 wherein said controller is configured to execute the at least one of the UPnP and mDNS processes based upon a text match process.

7. The HA system of Claim 1 wherein said controller is configured to permit pairing of the unpaired addressable HA device based upon a challenge response from an electronic device associated with a user.

8. The HA system of Claim 1 wherein said plurality of addressable HA devices each has port data associated therewith; wherein said controller is configured to poll said plurality of addressable HA devices based upon an address resolution protocol (ARP) scan; and wherein said controller is configured to compare the associated HA device signature of the unpaired addressable HA device with the stored HA device signatures based upon port data from the ARP scan.

9. The HA system of Claim 1 wherein said controller is configured to poll said plurality of addressable HA devices based upon a udev scan; and wherein said controller is configured to compare the associated HA device signature of the unpaired addressable HA device with the stored HA device signatures based upon the udev scan.

10. The HA system of Claim 1 wherein said controller is configured to poll said plurality of addressable HA devices by polling for a broadcast from the plurality of addressable HA devices.

1 1. The HA system of Claim 1 wherein said controller is configured to poll said plurality of addressable HA devices by scanning for addressable devices responsive to a given one of the plurality of HA device signatures stored in said memory.

12. The HA system of Claim 1 wherein said controller is configured to prompt a user to approve pairing of the unpaired addressable HA device.

13. The HA system of Claim 1 wherein each of said plurality of addressable HA devices comprises one of a motion detector, thermostat, light switch, audio controller, door lock, and camera.

14. A home automation (HA) controller for an HA system comprising a plurality of addressable HA devices each having a respective HA device signature associated therewith and each configured to wirelessly communicate using respective different wireless communications protocols from among a plurality of different wireless communications protocols, the HA controller comprising:

an HA processor and a memory coupled thereto, said memory configured to store a plurality of HA device signatures for paired and unpaired ones of the plurality of addressable HA devices, said HA processor configured to poll said plurality of addressable HA devices, determine an unpaired addressable HA device from among the plurality thereof based upon the polling,

compare the associated HA device signature of the unpaired addressable HA device with the stored HA device signatures, and

when there is a match between the HA device signature of the unpaired addressable HA device and one of the stored HA device signatures, permit pairing of the unpaired addressable HA device to communicate with the unpaired addressable HA device using the respective wireless

communications protocol.

15. The HA controller of Claim 14 wherein each of said plurality of HA device signatures comprises one of a MAC address, port data, and universal serial bus (USB) identifier.

16. The HA controller of Claim 14 wherein said HA processor is configured to compare the associated HA device signature of the unpaired addressable HA device with the stored HA device signatures based upon at least one of a universal plug and play (UPnP) process and a multicast domain name system (mDNS) process.

17. The HA controller of Claim 14 wherein said HA processor is configured to poll the plurality of addressable HA devices by polling for a broadcast from the plurality of addressable HA devices.

18. The HA controller of Claim 14 wherein said HA processor is configured to poll the plurality of addressable HA devices by scanning for addressable devices responsive to a given one of the plurality of addressable devices stored in said memory.

19. A method of permitting pairing of unpaired addressable home automation (HA) devices in an HA system comprising a plurality of addressable HA devices each having a respective HA device signature associated therewith and each configured to wirelessly communicate using respective different wireless communications protocols from among a plurality of different wireless communications protocols, the method comprising:

using a controller and a memory coupled thereto storing a plurality of HA device signatures for paired and the unpaired ones of plurality of addressable HA devices to

poll the plurality of addressable HA devices,

determine an unpaired addressable HA device from among the plurality thereof based upon the polling,

compare the associated HA device signature of the unpaired addressable HA device with the stored HA device signatures, and

when there is a match between the HA device signature of the unpaired addressable HA device and one of the stored HA device signatures, permit pairing of the unpaired addressable HA device to communicate with the unpaired addressable HA device using the respective wireless

communications protocol.

20. The method of Claim 19 wherein the controller is used to compare the associated HA device signature of the unpaired addressable HA device with the stored HA device signatures based upon at least one of a universal plug and play (UPnP) process and a multicast domain name system (mDNS) process.

21. The method of Claim 19 wherein the controller is used to permit pairing of the unpaired addressable HA device based upon a challenge response from an electronic device associated with a user.

22. The method of Claim 19 wherein the plurality of addressable HA devices each has port data associated therewith; wherein the controller is used to poll the plurality of addressable HA devices based upon an address resolution protocol (ARP) scan; and wherein the controller is used to compare the associated HA device signature of the unpaired addressable HA device with the stored HA device signatures based upon port data from the ARP scan.

23. The method of Claim 19 wherein the controller is used to poll the plurality of addressable HA devices based upon a udev scan; and wherein the controller is used to compare the associated HA device signature of the unpaired addressable HA device with the stored HA device signatures based upon the udev scan.

24. The method of Claim 19 wherein the controller is used to poll the plurality of addressable HA devices by polling for a broadcast from the plurality of addressable HA devices.

25. The method of Claim 19 wherein the controller is used to poll the plurality of addressable HA devices by scanning for addressable devices responsive to a given one of given one of the plurality of HA device signatures stored in the memory.

26. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising computer executable instructions for permitting pairing of unpaired addressable home automation (HA) devices in an HA system comprising a plurality of addressable HA devices each having a respective HA device signature associated therewith and each configured to wirelessly communicate using

respective different wireless communications protocols from among a plurality of different wireless communications protocols, the computer executable

instructions causing a controller coupled to a memory storing a plurality of HA device signatures for paired and the unpaired ones of plurality of addressable HA devices to perform operations comprising:

polling the plurality of addressable HA devices,

determining an unpaired addressable HA device from among the plurality thereof based upon the polling;

comparing the associated HA device signature of the unpaired addressable HA device with the stored HA device signatures; and

when there is a match between the HA device signature of the unpaired addressable HA device and one of the stored HA device signatures, permitting pairing of the unpaired addressable HA device to communicate with the unpaired addressable HA device using the respective wireless

communications protocol.

27. The non-transitory computer readable medium of Claim 26 wherein the computer executable instructions cause the controller to compare the associated HA device signature of the unpaired addressable HA device with the stored HA device signatures based upon at least one of a universal plug and play (UPnP) process and a multicast domain name system (mDNS) process.

28. The non-transitory computer readable medium of Claim 26 wherein the computer executable instructions cause the controller to permit pairing of the unpaired addressable HA device based upon a challenge response from an electronic device associated with a user.

29. The non-transitory computer readable medium of Claim 26 wherein the plurality of addressable HA devices each has port data associated therewith; wherein the computer executable instructions cause the controller to poll the plurality of addressable HA devices based upon an address resolution protocol (ARP) scan; and wherein the computer executable instructions cause the controller to compare the associated HA device signature of the unpaired addressable HA device with the stored HA device signatures based upon port data from the ARP scan.

30. The non-transitory computer readable medium of Claim 26 wherein the computer executable instructions cause the controller to poll the plurality of addressable HA devices based upon a udev scan; and wherein the computer executable instructions cause the controller to compare the associated HA device signature of the unpaired addressable HA device with the stored HA device signatures based upon the udev scan.

31. The non-transitory computer readable medium of Claim 26 wherein the computer executable instructions cause the controller to poll the plurality of addressable HA devices by polling for a broadcast from the plurality of addressable HA devices.

32. The non-transitory computer readable medium of Claim 26 wherein the computer executable instructions cause the controller to poll the plurality of addressable HA devices by scanning for addressable device responsive to a given one of the plurality of HA device signatures stored in the memory.