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ZigBee Smart Home Automation Systems

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Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

Abstract

This chapter summarizes a completed UK government funded project, the indeedNET ZigBee home automation system, which heralds a milestone in the development of affordable, smart, energy saving devices with the potential to help home owners and businesses significantly reduce energy waste and costs. ZigBee technology is at the core of the indeedNET home automation system. Unlike conventional devices that once they have been set they doggedly maintain that setting, the indeedNET system continuously adjusts their devices based on reading from their immediate environment and shared information from sensors distributed across the network. This allows devices to save energy by reducing their output or switching off altogether. The architecture of the indeedNET system and the components such as a wireless radiator valve, low cost sensors for measuring environmental conditions including temperature and carbon monoxide levels, and automated lighting are introduced in the chapter.

Keywords

Home automation system Energy saving Smart home 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of LoughboroughLoughboroughUK

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