Application of smart technology in monitoring and control of home appliances

  • A. A. Abdulrazaq Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria
  • A. A. Aboaba Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria
  • G. M. Yelmis Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria
  • M. Peter Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria
  • S. S. Buba Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria
  • A. K. Jubril Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria

Abstract

The inherent dependency of home appliances on human for monitoring and control has been found to be mainly responsible for power wastage, and increase in the rate of wear and tear, which invariably implies additional spending on the part of owners. The smart technology provides a way out. This paper presents an automated system which is based on arduino and android device for monitoring and controlling appliances to prevent the wastage of power.  The system design is based on the Microcontroller MIKRO-C software, active sensors and wireless internet services which is used in different monitoring and control processes of fan, air-conditioner, light and heater. The system when tested performs efficiently in monitoring and controlling through switching the appliances in the room based on human presence and environmental changes due to light intensity and temperature variation.

Published
Aug 1, 2017
How to Cite
ABDULRAZAQ, A. A. et al. Application of smart technology in monitoring and control of home appliances. Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment, [S.l.], v. 13, n. 4, p. 523-534, aug. 2017. ISSN 2545-5818. Available at: <http://azojete.com.ng/index.php/azojete/article/view/214>. Date accessed: 13 dec. 2017.
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