Home automation is the use of one or more computers to basic home functions and features automatically and sometimes remotely.
Anautomated home is sometimes called a smart home.
To cut through all of it and figure out what’s most relevant to you, imagine a typical day at home. Are there any devices you regularly turn on and off? Do you regularly adjust your home environment depending on what you’re doing?
Those regular habits and activities are typically the best candidates for automation. Figure out which ones are most important to you, and you’ll have a much better idea of what to look for in the smart home space.
Some of the most popular categories along these lines are lighting, home security, climate control and kitchen automation.
The fundamental components of a well-designed home automation system include a computer (or computers) with the appropriate programming, the various devices and systems to be controlled, interconnecting cables or wireless links, a high-speed Internet connection, and an emergency backup power source for the computer, its peripherals, and the essential home systems.