Sustainable Energy for Smart Cities. First EAI International Conference, SESC 2019, Braga, Portugal, December 4–6, 2019, Proceedings

Research Article

Development of an Internet of Things System for Smart Home HVAC Monitoring and Control

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-45694-8_15,
        author={An\^{\i}bal Alves and Vitor Monteiro and J. Pinto and Joao Afonso and Jose Afonso},
        title={Development of an Internet of Things System for Smart Home HVAC Monitoring and Control},
        proceedings={Sustainable Energy for Smart Cities. First EAI International Conference, SESC 2019, Braga, Portugal, December 4--6, 2019, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={SESC},
        year={2020},
        month={6},
        keywords={Internet of Things Smart home Bluetooth Low Energy Wireless sensor networks},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-45694-8_15}
    }
    
  • Aníbal Alves
    Vitor Monteiro
    J. Pinto
    Joao Afonso
    Jose Afonso
    Year: 2020
    Development of an Internet of Things System for Smart Home HVAC Monitoring and Control
    SESC
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-45694-8_15
Aníbal Alves1, Vitor Monteiro1, J. Pinto1, Joao Afonso1, Jose Afonso1,*
  • 1: University of Minho
*Contact email: jose.afonso@dei.uminho.pt

Abstract

This paper presents the development and test of an Internet of Things (IoT) system applied to the monitoring and control of an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system that includes parameters such as temperature, humidity, air quality, human presence and smoke detection. For this purpose, a hybrid wireless network combining Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and IEEE 802.11/Wi-Fi was implemented inside a house. An online database for the synchronization of the HVAC data, which was developed using the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform, allows the user to access the data and control the system parameters through the Internet using an Android mobile app. A smart temperature control system was also developed in the BLE/Wi-Fi gateway to keep the room temperature inside a user-defined range. The functionalities and performance of the proposed system were both validated through experimental tests.