Multiple Appliances Controlling and Monitoring System based on Wireless Embedded Home Gateway
This paper presents a prototype low cost wireless embedded gateway for remote Home Control and Monitoring system through internet. The gateway in the proposed prototype provides data transfer between the client and the multiple home appliances through internet. The light weight Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) is used to provide efficient data transfer between the gateway and the Wireless Sensor and Actuator Modules (WSAM). This system uses wireless technology to avoid wired connection between appliances and the gateway. It helps to do complete monitoring and control functionalities of the home environment using wireless sensors and actuators modules than just the switching ON/OFF functionality provided by similar systems. Using the proposed prototype system the existing home appliances can be automated at low cost. This system does not require dedicated expensive components like a server PC as it uses low cost embedded devices.