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World Journal Control Science and Engineering. 2014, 2(1), 6-11
DOI: 10.12691/wjcse-2-1-2
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Design and Development of an Automated Home Control System Using Mobile Phone

L.A Akinyemi1, O.O Shoewu1, , N.T Makanjuola1, A.A Ajasa1 and C.O Folorunso1

1Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Lagos State University, Epe Campus, Epe, Lagos, Nigeria

Pub. Date: February 13, 2014

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L.A Akinyemi, O.O Shoewu, N.T Makanjuola, A.A Ajasa and C.O Folorunso. Design and Development of an Automated Home Control System Using Mobile Phone. World Journal Control Science and Engineering. 2014; 2(1):6-11. doi: 10.12691/wjcse-2-1-2


This paper presents design and development of an Automated Home Control System (AHCS) using mobile phone. A cell (mobile) phone acts as a modem for the control of electrical home appliances. This is achieved when the mobile phone number is dialed and an appropriate command button is pressed. The paper demonstrates how to develop a system that aids the control of remote devices using mobile phones to enable devices without infrared though connected to power sources to be controlled and considering the possibility of users to monitor the status and usage of these devices. It makes use of a programmable interface controller (PIC) to control the switching of the output. This design is customized as a central device for four pieces of home appliances using relay to activate each of the respective electronic gadgets.

Automated home control system mobile phone modem programmable interface controller (PIC) relay Microcontroller Dual Multi-Tone frequency (DMTF)

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