What is a house automation dashboard, and how does it work?

A home automation dashboard is a system made up of various subsystems to control several aspects of a house or residence. The multiple subsystems may include an entertainment subsystem, the lighting control subsystems, a security subsystem, and maybe an HVAC subsystem. This linkage consists of a host computer that is linked by a host interface to several other nodes. Usually, the host computer polls every node to determine whether and how it has been configured. Additionally, to carry out a diagnostic review on the system.

All the communications and alerts conveyed between the respective nodes comprise a source address, a recipient address. Both of which have a unique identification of the position of every piece of hardware in the system. Every communication also consists of a message kind of field and a data size segment. The user interfaces for the various subsystems therein have a standard method of interfacing, which greatly makes the system much more comfortable.

This development’s first feature has a gadget that interfaces the host computer to a connection power network. This gadget has a network interface route that is connected to the join power circuit. Its work is to filter out information and signals to a DC component. The network interface circuit passes the information to the neuron processor circuit, which processes and gives more converted form. The converted information signals are then transmitted through the bus interface route, which further passes to the host computer.

Sub system controller

The second aspect where the automation dashboard is said to have several subsystems is a controller that provides central control of all the subsystems and an interface that connects the same regulator to a network. A group of nodes found in the various subsystems is always connected in a free form topology using pulses that occur when the previous operation or connection is made. The controller is also able to detect any disconnection of a node from the network.

The third aspect of a home automation dashboard is still comprising various subsystems and has a controller for providing centralized control. It has an interface that connects the controller to the network. The controller and the nodes contain an address used to show the message’s source and another address that indicates the destination. It also has in it the segment showing the length and the data in that message. The end point address determines every object that forms the network, regardless of whether it is a hardware device or a software object that may be part of its hardware device.

In the fourth aspect, the automation dashboard has a first user interface for the first subsystem and a second subsystem’s second user interface. A first user interface has a first user input that controls the first hardware device, just as the second user interface has a second user input that controls the second hardware. Thus, the first and second user interfaces commonly control the associated devices.

Watchdog timer

The fifth aspect of this dashboard has a watchdog timer. The watchdog timer circuit establishes a phone call to an off-site location where an operation indicator is not received within the period of the set interval from the host processor. Therefore, a message is sent to an off-site location that the host processor is not working.

The sixth aspect consists of a temperature sensor. The environmental control subsystem contains a controller that pulses a temperature sensor circuit to an operational mode from time to time. The temperature sensor circuit produces a signal that shows the temperature of the sensor’s surroundings.

However, however efficient the automation dashboard is, it should be monitored closely and checked periodically to determine any system’s fault and for proper operation.