Date Added: Jul 2010
As more and more digital appliances populate the homes, networking them to form a Home Automation (HA) system not only becomes an option, but almost a necessity. While comfort, security, and energy efficiency can be provided by many existing systems, they all remain complex islands that are difficult to expand and customize. The authors propose Internet technology to remedy the situation and to become the future solution for HA. For this, they analyze the feasibility of today's Internet technology with regard to traditional HA solutions.