With recent advances to home automation, we were excited to explore the technology available. Z-Wave, a wireless technology that allows for easy install of the necessary hardware and permits control via PC computer, peaked our interest.
We created a windows application to control interior electrical outlets and switches. The windows application’s programming interface allows other programs to interact it via internet connection in order to externally control the outlets and switches. We then developed an iPhone app that can connect to the windows application from any location. This app combines convenience with home security, as users can control the lights and electrical outlets in their home from any location in the world.