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Home Automation as a Service

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Executive Summary

Home automation, as a model of pervasive computing, is progressively becoming substantial for people homed in developed societies. With the proliferation in the usage of household electronic and electrical appliances, numerous data and multifarious controls levy cumbersome burden on residential-home automation control units, making it expensive and difficult for the users to autonomously install, control and monitor the home automation system. In this paper, the authors convey the concept of Home Automation as a Service (HAaaS) based on cloud computing, which assists in shrinking residential computing workload and therefore making home automation more convenient, flexible, energy efficient and less expensive.

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