IT-S in a Box

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This documentation summarizes the master's thesis of Asmir Turanovic called "Smart Home Security Box – a Practical Evaluation". A software is built from open-source modules, which helps everyday users to monitor and protect their network from intruders.


  • Operating system: Ubuntu 20.04
  • Raspberry Pi 4
  • 16 GB SD card


The Security Box supports the user in keeping an overview of their network. With solutions such as a URL blacklist, dubious sites can be blocked based on their domain or URL. It is also possible to define different categories and to block websites or domains on the basis of user-defined lists. If a website is to be explicitly prevented from being blocked, this is possible with the help of whitelisting. The next technology used is an intrusion detection system (IDS). This is software that detects exploited vulnerabilities in the network.

The steps of the installation can be found on the GitLab page of the project.

Used Hardware

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 8GB