Visible to the public Power Efficient Smart Home with Voice Assistant

TitlePower Efficient Smart Home with Voice Assistant
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsKumar, R., Sarupria, G., Panwala, V., Shah, S., Shah, N.
Conference Name2020 11th International Conference on Computing, Communication and Networking Technologies (ICCCNT)
Date PublishedJuly 2020
ISBN Number978-1-7281-6851-7
KeywordsAdafruit IO, Android application, Arduino IDE, database management systems, domestic appliances, electrical appliances, Electrical products, Fans, fire alarm, Firebase realtime database, flame sensor, Gas detectors, Google firebase application, Home appliances, home automation, Human Behavior, human factors, IFTTT, mobile computing, mobile robots, NodeMCU, policy-based governance, power efficient smart home, pubcrawl, public domain software, Raspberry Pi, Real-time Systems, resilience, Resiliency, robot operating systems, security, smart home, Smart homes, temperature sensor, Temperature sensors, voice assistant

The popularity and demand of home automation has increased exponentially in recent years because of the ease it provides. Recently, development has been done in this domain and few systems have been proposed that either use voice assistants or application for controlling the electrical appliances. However; less emphasis is laid on power efficiency and this system cannot be integrated with the existing appliances and hence, the entire system needs to be upgraded adding to a lot of additional cost in purchasing new appliances. In this research, the objective is to design such a system that emphasises on power efficiency as well as can be integrated with the already existing appliances. NodeMCU, along with Raspberry Pi, Firebase realtime database, is used to create a system that accomplishes such endeavours and can control relays, which can control these appliances without the need of replacing them. The experiments in this paper demonstrate triggering of electrical appliances using voice assistant, fire alarm on the basis of flame sensor and temperature sensor. Moreover; use of android application was presented for operating electrical appliances from a remote location. Lastly, the system can be modified by adding security cameras, smart blinds, robot vacuums etc.

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