• Poornima Mani

Know more about Home Automation...

Updated: Aug 18, 2020

Alexa, what are we learning today? Hurray, here it is!


#HomeAutomation is the method of connecting home appliances and utilities over the internet keeping in mind convenience and #security. It is a move towards what is considered the "Internet of Things"(#IoT), where everything has an allocated IP address and can be tracked and remotely accessed. Stay tuned, more cool stuff coming up.




Why Home Automation?


As soon as we think of this concept, it pops into our mind that any number of electronic devices can be connected over the internet and can be activated in just a click of a button or a command, that is controlling your entire house from one place.


Also, most of the houses face the big issue of high power consumption, thereby leading to a gigantic bill at the end of the term. #HomeAutomation gives you the opportunity to be more aware of your power usage. You can save on energy bills, for example, by reducing the length of time lamps are on, or when you enter or leave the room, the lights can turn on and off automatically, so you never have to worry about the waste of energy.





What is the point of making things smart if there isn't improved security and performance? Let us see what #HomeAutomation can do to ensure safety. The system incorporates home security activities supported by real-time audio the visual system that only allows authorized visitors to enter the apartment. Also, just how awesome is it to know that you don't really need to worry if the door is locked, gas is turned off, or even switched off the air conditioning!



Everyone loves to lead a comfortable and pleasant life. It is more than not losing your key or worrying about the chores you need to complete after getting back home. The idea of smart homes is indirectly contributing to the economy. Let us talk number now. The Indian smart home market is expected to be around $6 billion by 2022, a double-growth from an estimated $3 billion in 2020, Statista said. Globally, by 2022 that number is expected to reach $53 billion which shows that transition to smart homes with in-appliances knowledge is growing.


#HomeAutomation is an idea one of its kind but can be implemented in various methods. Let us now takes look at the types of #HomeAutomation.


  1. Wired HomeAutomation: In this type of automation all home equipment is connected via a communication cable to the main controller (programmable logic controller). This is mostly preferred because of minimized security risk and physical access to personal data.

  2. Wireless HomeAutomation: This type of home automation involves the use of wireless components such as WiFi and GSM modules thereby enabling ease of installation. The major advantages of this type are that any number of devices can be connected but the chances of cyber insecurity are pretty high.

  3. Touch-based HomeAutomation: As the name suggests, this involves the use of a touch-screen that allows us to send and receive command signals. These are transferred through the microcontroller, encoded into binary, and received.

Now, let us check out some of the most commonly used applications of #HomeAutomation.


  1. Automated Gate and Door systems: How cool is it know that Open Sesame can work in your lives too! This system is indeed a great way to ensure safe homes by preventing forceful entries into homes. If a robber tries to sneak inside the apartment, alarms go on thereby making it really hard to break-in.

  2. Smart bulbs, switches, and plugs: There are many varieties of smart equipment in the market that allows users to control through touch, voice recognition, and phones. The bulbs can change color, detect the absence of a person in the room, and switch off on its own and whatnot. Smart switches and plugs have taken over due to ease of use in situations where geysers and electronic appliances can be switched off from the mobile device.

  3. Alarm sensors from HomeAutomation: Who doesn't want their apartment or office to be in safe hands? Let's talk about something other than burglary. What if there is a short circuit that leads to a fire? The fire system automatically detects it activating the sprinkler system which puts it out. Industries also use Carbon Monoxide sensors and Water sensors to detect poisonous gases and flooding in local areas.

  4. Personal Assistants and Entertainment Systems: Devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home are getting really popular these days. After all, they should be as they help you manage everyday tasks in a simple voice command. Many other companies like BOSE have come up with wireless speakers and entertainment systems.




Smart #HomeAutomation serves as the main integrated device operator and helps home management easier and more convenient. In recent times, this technology is providing some of the best systems and control in home automation. We can hope that many new and better innovations take rise in the upcoming years.


See Also:

  1. Smart Lighting System - Using LED's, LDR and Raspberry Pi.



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