Based on smart metering, smart homes offer an increased level of automation. Evolving technology across the smart grid will soon lead to the connected smart home becoming a reality. Machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions will allow next-generation electrical appliances to communicate with intelligent power networks. Using M2M technology, consumers will be able to remotely view utility consumption and control security, heating, lighting, and even the charging of an electric vehicle. In-home displays show the electricity generated through micro-generating sources, including solar panels or home wind turbines, and how much is fed back into the utility grid.
In addition to the security requirements for smart metering, smart homes need extra security in their network connectivity in order to integrate it with fire and security alarms and other essential home systems. Smart homes provide utility companies the ability to monitor and control energy consumption much more effectively and use real-time data to provide communication tailored to the specific needs of each customer. Wind River® solutions deliver the secure and manageable connectivity that makes the smart home possible, allowing remote home management as well as utility access to usage data.
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