Date Added: Jan 2012
Home networking has evolved from linked personal computers to a more complex system that encompasses advanced security and automation applications. Once just reserved for high-end luxury homes, home networks are now a regular feature in residences. These networks allow users to consolidate heating, air conditioning, lighting, appliances, entertainment, intercom, telecommunication, surveillance and security systems into an easy-to-operate unified network. Interactive applications operated by voice recognition, for example integrated door security systems and the ability to control home appliances, are key features of home automation networks.