Home Automation Systems
Home Automation or Smart Home technology is the residential extension of building automation. It is automation of the home, housework or household activity. Smart Home automation may include centralized control of lighting, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), appliances, security locks of gates and doors and other systems, to provide improved convenience, comfort, energy efficiency and security.
A home automation system integrates electrical devices in a house with each other. The techniques employed in home automation include those in building automation as well as the control of domestic activities such as home entertainment systems or changing lighting scenes for different events such as dinners or parties.
Devices may be connected through a home network to allow control by a personal computer, cell phone or Tablet and will allow remote access from the internet. Through the integration of information technologies with the home environment, systems and appliances can communicate in an integrated manner which results in convenience, energy efficiency, and safety benefits.