The process of automating a building is what is referred to as home automation. The home automation may also be referred to as domotics. 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. The system of home automation is usually meant to control a number of processes in the house. 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 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. In this case, such components of the home automation system will form an important element of the Internet of Things.
The home automation system will generally be linked with to various controllable home devices which will then be controlled from the central hub or the gateway. There are a number of options in which the user interfaces for the home automation system may be presented. 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. The user interfaces for the home automation system may also involve the user of the 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. The home automation will in most of the cases be applied to the devices used in homes and those which may controlled. First, the home automation may be used to control the heating, ventilation and the hair conditioning, HVAC in home. The control of the HVAC is made possible by the use of the home automation system which also allows energy saving in home.
Another application of the home automation is the control of the home lighting system. 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 system may also be implemented to control the home appliances such as the washing machines in that during the midday, they utilize the solar energy.