I am researching the development of an open source home automation system. It is required that the system be scalable and reconfigurable by the user as well as easy to use. The home automation system will be pertinent to four main application areas within the field, namely: Safety and Security; Device Automation; Health; and Smart Grids. The goal is to achieve connectivity between not only the electronics within the home, but also the "things" that we interact with on a daily basis while trying to minimise the required human interaction.
Final Dissertation - Proof of concept : home automation solution with potential for seamless integration and vast expansion