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Home Automation

Posted June 7, 2016 by JR Ramos in News

Smart homes is a trend that is catching on first relative to the benefits that the approach brings. As Davidovic and Labus indicated in their paper, it is not the elements of using approaches such as water recycling, solar power and other environmentally sensitive mechanisms. Ideally, the smart home approach is pegged on the fact that, there are interactions between the different technologies at home. The various systems are connected in such a way that they interact to monitor the various aspects of daily life in a home making it easy. A smart home will generally be comprised of the linear actuators, home appliances, data collectors, data analyzers and sensors. The systems are part of the home automation setup that can either interact wirelessly or with wired networks.


The trend is catching on quick relative to the applications on the android systems and raspberry PI as part of the mobile systems that makes this systems not only flexible, ease to implement but also smart and scalable. With the growth of the smart devices industry such as smartphones, smart watches and tablets, the integration is bound to grow even further. Most of the functions that are controlled on the smart homes setups include the ventilation, lighting, equipment operations, heating, cooling and appliances. Using linear actuator, the system automation is possible where simple movements can be implemented with accuracy. This systems not only help with making the operations much easier but they also help with energy conservation.


There are three main elements of a smart home which include, internal network which is basically either wireless, cable or the wires interconnecting the different components. There is also the intelligent control, which is basically used for the management of the systems. There is also the home automation element that allows the various services at home to the systems on the outside. With the help of microcontrollers such as Arduino and platform like android. Functionality is based on the integration with smart appliances sensors, remote control and single point control for the entire home.