The history of home automation can be traced back to the early turn of the century, with the installation of electrical and telephone wiring in new houses. Integrated smart home infrastructure was usually just a hobby in the 1960s, by a bunch of people trying to ease their daily lives. But it wasn’t until 1984. When General Electric pioneered and developed a series of products made for homes, including portable automatic dishwashers and microwaves, that American Association of Home Builders coined the word “Home Automation”.
Skipping to a few decades later, the need for smart devices changed the whole world with cell phones dominating the market. Naturally, the next step in this race was to make daily use appliances smart, creating a comfortable home and an effective lifestyle. To improves automation control and monitoring of household devices they are connected via standard means of communication with other smart devices (like smartphones). A healthy communication between the devices is to maintain the controlled function of the device with minimum or no interference. :
Smart Home offers ease of controlling devices around the household. This is one of its outstanding features. These features offer automation and remote control of devices around the home from any location within.
• Automatic control of garage door and gate(s)
• Automatic shut down of appliance when not in use;
• Automatic setting and maintenance of right temperature for each room
• Automatically adjust/ regulate light intensity based on room luminosity.
Keeping in mind that technology is rapidly changing, it is important to recognize how things are changing with it. It is estimated that in the next 10 years 90% of new homes will come equipped with some form of smart automation. Fortune 500 companies are investing a huge capital into research and production of such products. Products like Philips smart bulb, GE thermostat have already been successfully launched in the market. Research on Smart Meters is said to be one of the major topics and will potentially lead to the creation of smart cities.
Tapping the resources and utilizing them to make something useful and extend the knowledge is the reason for the creation of this course. Since such a niche field has to be exploited to the maximum level, this course is build to cater just that. Students, who are inquisitive and interested to know more about this field will benefit from this course. Some more products which will interest the students
• Home Security System
• Distributed Entertainment Systems
Controlled Exterior & Interior Lighting (Video and Audio systems)
Automatic Window and Curtain,
Automatic Garage Door.