This paper presents my thesis about the design, development and implementation of a home automation system. My aim is to define the basics of a system, which is flexible enough to meet our requirements now and the future as well. My intent is to construct a cost-effective and more configurable system compared to the similar solutions. In order to achieve this goal, during the design process the aspects of modularity, the system integration and the power consumptions were the key factors. Like the state-of-the-art home automation systems, the remote controlling with a smart phone application should be also the part of the services.
The thesis starts with exploring the requirements and it gives a short summary about the possible usage of sensor networks. The following chapters discuss the hardware and software implementations in details. In a separate chapter I present the user program, which can configure and control the system remotely. The paper ends with the conclusion and the future plans.