Title: GSM-SMS technology for controlling home appliances remotely

Authors: Shamim Akhter, Md. Abdur Rahman, Md. Ashrafur Rahaman, Razwan Kader

Addresses: Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguru-ku 152-8550, Tokyo. ' Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguru-ku 152-8550, Tokyo. ' American International University Bangladesh (AIUB), House # 83/B, Road # 4, Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka 1213, Bangladesh. ' American International University Bangladesh (AIUB), House # 83/B, Road # 4, Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka 1213, Bangladesh

Abstract: The concept of smart home is an emerging issue to the modern technology dependent society. Remote control technologies are widely used to control household electronic appliances without walking up to them. Controlling household appliances through computer can also be a possible solution. However, it cannot fulfil the current demand which is to control them from remote places. The advantages of cellular communications like GSM technology is a potential solution for such remote controlling activities. GSM-SMS technology can be used to control household appliances from remote places. With these hypotheses, three different approaches have been proposed and implemented in this paper. Firstly, household appliances are controlled by server mobile which acts as remote control. Secondly, GSM-SMS messaging technology is used to control them from remote places and finally, to provide a multiple agents environment. This paper discusses about the design and implementation issues of such smart home.

Keywords: smart homes; Bluetooth technology; GSM-SMS messaging technology; wireless communication; home appliances; appliance control; remote control; electronic appliances; multi-agent systems; agent-based systems; mobile communications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAET.2009.026981

International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, 2009 Vol.1 No.3, pp.388 - 400

Published online: 12 Jul 2009 *

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