Energy Efficient, IoT-Based Smart Home

A look inside an energy-efficient IoT-based smart home, using multi-physics simulation.

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“Smart Home” technology is the future of residential technology, designed to deliver and distribute a number of services inside and outside the house via networked devices in which all the different applications and the intelligence behind them are integrated and interconnected. These smart devices have the potential to share information with each other as long as they can access a broadband internet connection. Hence, “Smart Home” technology has become part of the IoT (Internet of Things). In this work, we analyze a home model to demonstrate an energy-efficient IoT-based smart home. We perform multi-physics simulations focusing on the kitchen of the home model, and use a motion sensor with a surveillance camera as part of the home security system. Coupled with the home light and HVAC control systems, the smart system can remotely control the lighting and heating or cooling when an occupant enters or leaves the kitchen.

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