Home automation is the term that is used for the purpose of referring to the process that is utilized during the process of building automation. Domotics is another term which may be used in the place of home automation. Smart home or a smart house is the general term that is used for the purpose of referring to the building or a house that has been automated. One of the many goals of home automation is to control a number of house processes. In this cases, the home automation system may be put in places so that it can control the home lighting, climate, the appliances used in the kitchen and the entertainment systems such as the television. The home security may be covered in the home automation process. In this case, the alarm systems and the security control systems may be linked to the home automation system. There are those components of the home automation system that may be connected to the internet. Such home components will therefore form a significant constituent of Internet of Things.
The gateway or the central hub is the part of the home automation system that is used for the purpose of controlling the connected devices. The user interfaces for the home automation system may come in a number of ways. The wall mounted user interface is one of such options to which the user interface may be presented to the user. The desktop computers and the tablets may also be used as the user interfaces for the home automation system. More to that, the home automation may also involve the use of mobile phone applications and the web interfaces. The mobile phone applications and the web interfaces are good examples of the interfaces which may be accessed off set over the internet.
The home automation usually has a wide range of application. Mostly, the application of the home automation leans to the controllable devices which are used in home. In home, the home automation system may be used for the purpose of controlling the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, HVAC. Controlling of the HVAC is completed by the use of the home automation system whereby the saving of energy is realized in the same time.
Home automation may also be used for the purpose of controlling the lighting systems. A number of communication networks will in this case be implemented so as to link the home automation system with the input and the output lighting systems. In most of the cases, a number of computing devices are employed to accomplish this. The process of home automation may also be used for the purpose of controlling a number of home appliances such as the washing machines such that they use the solar energy in the midday.