International Journal of Innovative Research in Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation and Control Engineering (IJIREEICE)
The rapidly advancing mobile communication technology and the decrease in costs make it possible to incorporate mobile technology into home automation systems. The authors propose a mobile-based home automation system that consists of a mobile phone with Java capabilities, a cellular modem, and a home server. The home appliances are controlled by the home server, which operates according to the user commands received from the mobile phone via the cellular modem. In their proposed system the home server is built upon an SMS/GPRS (Short Message Service/General Packet Radio Service) mobile cell module and a microcontroller, allowing a user to control and monitor any variables related to the home by using any Java capable cell phone.