Date Added: Mar 2013
Home automation is automation of the home, housework or household activity. Home automation may include centralized control of lighting, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), appliances, and other systems, to provide improved convenience, comfort, energy efficiency and security. The concept of home automation has been around for a long time and products have been on the market for decades, though no one solution has broken through to the mainstream yet. Home automation for the elderly and disabled can provide increased quality of life for persons who might otherwise require caregivers or institutional care.