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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.
Home automation is also known as domotics, and 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:
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.