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What is home automation (HA)?
Home Automation (or Domotics) is automation specific to the requirements of private residences. It applies techniques for the comfort, security, entertainment and communications needs of it's residents.
In simplest terms it is control and monitoring of devices and information.
Devices and appliances
Lighting and appliance control
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
Security and access control (SAC)
Doors and windows control and monitoring
fire alarm (FA), fire, life, and safety (FLS)
Communications (voice and data)