Once strictly the territory of science fiction, home automation is quickly becoming a reality. Not only the diversity of solutions, but also the expectations are growing. Entertainment, energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness gets in focus, as technology advances. Moreover, there is a continuously increasing demand for the centralized and remote control of home appliances.
However, the commonly used industrial methods do not meet the requirements of the average households. These solutions are considerably expensive, furthermore their integration into existing residential buildings is difficult in most cases.
This thesis presents the process of planning and implementing an open and wireless home automation system. It provides an in-depth overview of the implemented smart power strip, including hardware and software solutions as well.
The presentation is divided into seven major sections. The first two parts are about the interpretation and justification of the subject, moreover a detailed specification of the tasks is reviewed also in these parts. In the third, I examine some specific home automation system and switching unit, then the deeply detailed system designs are presented in the fourth part. The next two chapters are about the switching unit, the schematics of hardware and the implementation of software are presented in this section. Finally, I summarize my work, and estimate the achieved accomplishments.