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Experimental Result Paper | Electronics & Communication Engineering | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023
Smart Home System Using Home Assistant
Mohammed Ibrahim Masood | M. A Nayeem
Abstract: This abstract describes a smart home system. I plan to implement an AI assistant into my smart home project by incorporating Amazon Alexa and Apple Siri. This will require setting up the necessary hardware and software to enable voice commands and this arises the need of home assistant. Typically, the Home Assistant application is designed to work with a Raspberry Pi, but due to the current shortage of Raspberry Pi devices, the application can also run on a laptop as a virtual machine or on an intel based old pc. The Home Assistant application plays a critical role in managing and integrating the different components of the smart home system. Although developing an application like Home Assistant is a complex and time - consuming process that usually involves a team of developers working together over a period of years, the open - source nature of the project allows for customization of the user interface to meet individual needs. The smart home system includes a variety of features that can be controlled through the Home Assistant application. These features include the ability to control lights, create LED ambient scenes, check the temperature, view the weather, monitor for intruders, detect short circuits, monitor water levels, security camera and track solar energy and battery levels. Additionally, the system can integrate with popular voice assistants, such as Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant. One unique feature of the smart home system is the ability to control individually addressable LED strips that support multiple effects through the use of WLED (Open source platform). This feature allows users to customize the lighting in their home and create unique lighting effects. The smart home system is designed to be highly expandable and customizable, supporting a wide range of brands and self - developed models. The Home Assistant application supports many brands and models, making it highly compatible with a wide range of devices. Additionally, the system supports smart switches made using NodeMCU. In summary, the smart home system described offers a comprehensive and customizable solution for managing various features and devices within the home. Overall, the integration of AI skills this smart home project will add an extra layer of convenience and sophistication to the system, allowing me to control various functions through voice commands and enabling seamless automation of daily tasks.
Keywords: Smart home system, AI assistant, Home Assistant application, Raspberry Pi, laptop, virtual machine, integrating, components, open - source, user interface, lights, LED ambient scenes, temperature, weather, intruders, water levels, security camera, battery levels, expandable, customizable, individually addressable LED strips, WLED, smart switches, convenience, sophistication, daily tasks
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,
Pages: 1345 - 1350