Home automation through GSM
Using the convenience of SMS, this project lets you remotely control equipment by sending plain text messages, such as "pump on", "aircon off", "reset" or "blast horn" – all of which can be pre-programmed into the controller and easily remembered later. Itcan control up to eight external devices.This can control 8 devices and it can also monitor 2 fire sensors and 2 magneticdoor sensors.Short Message Service (SMS) is defined as a text-based service that enables up to160 characters to be sent from one mobile phone to another. In a similar vein to email,messages are stored and forwarded at an SMS centre, allowing messages to be retrievedlater if you are not immediately available to receive them. Unlike voice calls, SMSmessages travel over the mobile network’s low-speed control channel."Texting", as it’s also known, is a fast and convenient way of communicating. Infact, SMS has taken on a life of its own, spawning a whole new shorthand language that’srapidly being adopted as the norm.In our project the micro controller is controlled by the SMS send from the mobile phones. The user controls the eight electrical devices connected to the device. The statusof the devices is made known to the user by the micro controller. The micro controller polls each device and sends their status to user mobile phone. This enables the user tounderstand the status of each device either in his office or house hold.