Home automation is the integertion of computer and information technology to control home appliances and features (such as windows or lighting). Systems can range from simple remote control of lighting through to complex computer/micro-controller based networks with varying degrees of intelligence and automation. Home automation is adopted for reasons of ease, security and energy efficiency
As the number of controllable devices in the home rises, interconnection and communication becomes a useful and desirable feature.
Home automation can also provide a remote interface to home appliances or the automation system itself, to provide control and monitoring on a smartphone or web browser.
|A furnace can send an alert message when it needs cleaning, or a refrigerator when it needs service.||If no one is supposed to be home and the alarm system is set, the home automation system could call the owner, or the neighbors, or an emergency number if an intruder is detecte|
|Turning on the lights when a person enters the room||Set appropriate lighting, temperature, music levels or television channels, taking into account the day of the week, the time of day, and other factors.|
|Remote monitoring in home automation could be triggered when a smoke detector detects a fire or smoke condition, causing all lights in the house to blink to alert any occupants of the house to the possible emergency.|