A GSM enabled System for Home Energy Management, Control and Automation
Kyomuhendo Muhimbo, Reagan
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This report encompasses an in-depth exploration of a smart home technology system aimed at proficiently managing, controlling, and automating energy within residential settings. The primary objective is to seamlessly integrate this system into existing electrical installations with minimal modifications. Emphasis is placed on the contextual background and advantages of smart home technology, particularly its potential in enhancing electricity utilization efliciency for households in Uganda and other African nations plagued by unreliable and costly electrical energy. The report addresses the research problem of exorbitant costs associated with conventional smart home devices and underscores the pressing need for an affordable, easily deplayable solution. The project's specific objectives encompass the elimination of reliance on expensive smart devices, the provision of remote monitoring and control functionalities for appliances, the integration of energy-saving capabilities, and the facilitation of both close-range and long-range control via wireless technologies. Crucial considerations during the system's development are identified, including the selection of appropriate wireless modules, electronic switches, current meters, and microcontrollers. Significantly, this project aims to deliver a more compact and cost-effective system that is accessible and affordable for the average Ugandan homeowner, thereby enhancing their overall living experience and resource management capabilities.