Monday, 29 September 2008
The intelligent home ...
Tonight I had a very interesting evening visiting a colleague from work who has really thought through how he wants his house to respond in an intelligent way according to the people living in it. In fact, not only the people, but he has also had to take account of the pet cat and how it would otherwise activate movement sensors! But it is an impressive example of home automation. The lights, the door bell, audio and video and temperature and humidity control are all catered for.
The system allows him to inspect the status of and control devices in his home remotely over the Internet. The system he has chosen to use is called Idratek and it presents an extremely flexible array of options using a wide array of sensors. It all constitutes a leading edge example of what a future ubiquitous sensor environment combined with intelligent processing can do to enhance and optimise aspects of human living.
As per the comment ... more info about the installation can be found on his blog.