Uses of Home Control
To get your minds in gear, I've listed out some possible (and existing uses of home control). The idea of Android@Home will be to bring all this together. I'm guessing people are going to need to buy more network switches in their homes!
- Curtain and window blind control
- Electrical outlet control (timers and on/off)
- TV control
- Lighting control
- Home CCTV
- Burglar alarm
- Motion sensors
- Child monitoring
- Garden lights
- Pond waterfall and fountain pumps
- Bath level monitors
- Home cinemas
- Thermostats and heating
- Smart meters
- White goods monitoring and control (fridges, cookers, washing machines etc.)
Clearly, this technology is a hugely attractive target to hackers, good and bad. Being able to find out what your neighbours are up to is going to mean there is a generic consumer market for attacking these systems. This is bad news for your home network.
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