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Home Automation System

Definition - What does Home Automation System mean?

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.

Techopedia explains Home Automation System

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.

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