Home automation has taken giant leaps forward with technology integrated into mobile devices such as NFC (near-field communication), voice commands, tasker, and a computer that runs a second program for external automation such as lighting and temperature control.
Creating a customized scene in your home has become tangible with some very basic computer programming skills and an imagination; there are literally no limits.
In these next few posts, you’ll see some of the possibilities with this incredible technology.
For example, in my home, the thermostat, entertainment system, lighting, computers, and cameras are automated to be functional, adjusted and accessed inside or outside the home.
With GPS (Global Positioning) and Google’s advanced map features for precise location, most of the change-over from leaving or coming back home is automated.
The phone knows when you are outside a given radius (Geofence) and will react by telling the thermostat to turn to a more energy efficient temperature, and to turn the entertainment system off. When the phone returns to the geofence, it will undo those changes to welcome you home.
Even further from the house, if there are geofences set up around your frequent locations (e.g. Grocery store, Restaurant) the phone could pull up the Web page for that store for quicker access to coupons and smart deals, also can open your shopping list when you walk in.
NFC tagging is another great way to automate your life. Putting the phone near an NFC chip can completely change the ambiance in any way you specify.
Please stay closely tuned to this blog for more.
Each major feature of the phone and home will be documented by video with a brief written summary.
I would like to thank those that made this possible:
Pent – Tasker (Google+)
Joao – AutoVoice/AutoRemote Tasker/EventGhost plugin (Site) (Google+) (@joaomgcd)
Bad Access Development – NFC Tasker plugin (@spanken_)
Melloware – X10Commander (Google+) (Site)
Everyone from EventGhost forums