Internet of ThingsDimming the light by voice, turning on the heating in the bathroom while being in your bed or being reminded to close open windows when you leave the house – that is the task of a smart home.
In 2013, we researched the intelligent home and developed a comprehensive prototype for a distributed home surveillance, information and automation system. Discarded smartphones can be used as sensors and actuators in this widely scalable overall system. Numerous other devices such as smoke detectors, dimmers, microphones, motion detectors or webcams can be wirelessly integrated into the flexible system via Z-Wave.
Devices can be controlled intuitively using voice recognition. Emergency calls are also supported via voice assistent.