Presentation of a home automation solution with potential for seamless integration and vast expansion
Please cite as follows:
Sawyer, G. & Booysen, M. J. 2014. Presentation of a home automation solution with potential for seamless integration and vast expansion, in Proceedings of the rst International Conference on the use of Mobile Informations and Communication Technology (ICT) in Africa UMICTA 2014, 9-10 December 2014, STIAS Conference Centre, Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch University, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, South Africa, ISBN: 978-0-7972-1533-7.
The conference is available at http://mtn.sun.ac.za/conference2014/
See also the record http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/95703
The ever-increasing existence of electronic systems and devices within the residential environment, along with the human desire to simplify life and daily routine, is generating increased interest in the field of Home Automation and intelligent environments. A large variety of HA solutions have been conceptualised or developed. However, many of these solutions are designed by experts and therefore require professionals to install and/or operate them. Furthermore they lack the potential for seamless integration into an already functioning home environment. This paper presents a HA solution with seamless integration potential. The system can be installed and configured without professional skills or physical alteration of the environment itself. There is also large potential for the expansion of the systems capabilities and functions due to the hardware and software platforms utilised. This paper concludes with an analysis of performance tests results, and a discussion of the potential avenues for expansion.
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