IOT for Home Automation by Browser
Winter Semester 2018/2019
Ong Kai Li (65631)
Nowadays, home automation technology is constantly improving its flexibility and updating its features to satisfy the needs of people today. In the existing home automation system, there are some product which is existed in the market and have different types of wireless deployments. There are a few types of control for the smart home products such as cloud-based control, local control, router-controller based control, and others. The existing product have been divided into a few categories according to its type of communication and its function.
Table 2.3.1 : Comparison of Cloud-based control and Local-based control
1. Cloud-based Control
Nowadays, most of the smart home products have their cloud control support for their devices and it required to use internet connection to operate the system. The cloud server not only enable user to store and manage user's data and information, it also enables user to get the status of the appliances as well. There are some cloud servers in home automation such as Google Cloud Platform, ThingerIO, AmazonRTOS, Thingspeak, aREST Dashboard, and so on.
(a) Home Appliances Voice Control -
Google Home Assistant vs Amazon Alexa-Echo:
(b) Climate Control Automation -
(c) Home Security Automation-
(d) Kitchen Appliances Automation-
(e) Laundry Appliances Automation-
(f) MyFritz! -
Table 2.3.2 : The pros and cons of cloud-based control devices.
2. Local Control
Apart from cloud server control, there are also some devices which do not need cloud control to operate. It can connect the devices via IP address or Wi-Fi. The local control will always have faster response to the devices. Furthermore, user can also use Z-Wave or Zigbee to enable it to connect to their devices for total local access.
(a) Lighting Control Automation-
Table 2.3.3: The pros and cons of local control devices.