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. The term Domotics is usually used to refer to home automation. The term smart home or a smart house is generally used to refer to a building that has gone through the process of home automation. Controlling a number of home processes is one of the goals of the home automation process. A good example of such is when the home automation process is used for the purpose of controlling the home lighting, the kitchen appliances and some of the systems used for entertainment such as the television. The home automation process may also include the home security. The alarm systems and the security control may be in this case be linked to the system of home automation. The components of the home automation system may also 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. There are a number of options in which the user interfaces for the home automation system may be presented. Among these options is the use of the control system which may be mounted on the wall. Another option may involve the use of the computers and tables as the user interfaces for home automation system. The mobile phone applications and the web interfaces are also utilized as the home automation user interfaces. A good example of the home automation interfaces which may be accessed off set over the internet may be the mobile phone applications and the web interfaces.
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. Accomplishing this made possible by the use of various computing devices. The home appliances such as the washing machines may also be controlled by the use of the home automation systems so that they can utilize the solar energy during the day.