Faculty Sponsor

David Olson

Additional Faculty Sponsor

John Leadley

Additional Faculty Sponsor

Scot Morse




Current home automation system merges a family's lifestyle with the latest technology & energy management tools to simplify people's lives. It allows users to easily manipulate a variety of home systems, including appliances, security systems, and environmental systems. Setting up a home automation system confuses many consumers. Multiple product lines and platforms make choosing the best system difficult. Basic requirements of setting up a home automation system and the comparison between different platforms are explained.

An intelligent home automation system makes intelligent decisions to control a home. This type system might use a weather report to adjust a home's lawn watering schedule, as well as adjust the thermostat for temperature control in the home. Traditional home automation systems require human decision making to control the home system. The future intelligent home will require less human interactions, that can do things automatically after it learns patterns from us. A new generation requires more developed AI to control the smart home automation. Based on the technology we have now, the possible consumer-oriented AI technology is predicted in this paper.

When the market is growing rapidly, companies are supposed to have better opportunities to make money. Due to the increasing popularity of home automation systems, the competition is very intense. Companies try the best to take the first mover advantage. Three suggestions are made to help those companies to build their strategies.

Type (DCMI Terms)

Text; Image


Professional Project


Computer Science




This project was submitted as part of the requirements for the Masters in Management and Information Systems program.


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