Home Automation: Control it through your mobile
We have been hearing and reading of “intelligent” homes where you can control everything with the click of a button. Turn on the geyser at the stipulated hour and turn it off too; a system that ensures your coffee brews by itself and the curtains in your bedroom draw automatically at dusk; lights turn on when you walk into the bathroom and the flush is activated when you get off the seat.
Unimaginable? Unbelievable? But wait…there is more!
All these systems can be controlled through the internet; so whether you are at work or out of town, you can log into your home and check if the LPG valve in your kitchen is turned off; or activate your intrusion alarm system to keep burglars away.
Companies claim that these Home Automation Systems can also be controlled through your phone as well. And well, your flights of imagination are about to fructify if Apple iPhone has its way.
In association with Lagotek Corporation, the iPhone and iPod touch will be turned into a home control gadget. This feat has been made achievable by Ikanos Consulting Go Gadgets technology.
This is the first time that iPhone and iPod touch will be used to exercise home control over Wi-Fi and GPRS / EDGE.
By choosing the specific Mode on iPod touch, the homeowner, with the Lagotek HIP home automation system installed, would be able to control lights, temperature, music, audio/video devices and the security system with one touch.
Imagine the future of such technology. The question will still remain, how soon will such technology be available in India?