An Android application: remote home automation controller

Drinkwater, Scott (2013) An Android application: remote home automation controller. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Home automation takes everyday electrical items and “automates” them, either allowing the item to be controlled electronically or by giving it instructions to operate automatically. Typically it provides a centralised control of electrical appliances in the home. Home automation has been around for a several decades now, but the evolution of Smartphones has allowed the use of Smartphones to be used as controllers. Previously electrical items could only be controlled by a desktop application or remote controls.

    This project explores the development process of a conceptual Android home automated application for a client, which will control Marmitek X10 lighting modules. The project will cover research of home automation history and also the hardware and software currently on the market, which will lead onto determining project requirements. The development of the application is documented, starting with requirement analysis and ending with the testing of the application. The entire project is then evaluated and concluded, discussing possibilities of future developments.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Computing
    Depositing User: Alice Bentley
    Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2013 08:54
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:28

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