Home automation is the use and control of home appliances remotely or automatically
A home automation system is a technological solution that enables automating the bulk of electronic, electrical and technology-based tasks within a home.
It uses a combination of hardware and software technologies that enable control and management over appliances and devices within a home.
A home with an automation system is also known as a smart home.
Some of the processes within home automation system design, implementation and maintenance include:
-Installation of computer control for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
-Internet/remote/network access to all installed components and equipment.
-Installation and maintenance of network-enabled surveillance cameras and physical security systems.
-Central control and management capabilities over electrical fixtures and electronic appliances.
-Devices within the home automation system connect and communicate with each over a local wired or wireless network.
-The entire home automation system usually requires system management software, installation of device/appliance controllers, motion and temperature sensors and other components.