A Survey on Novel Services in Smart Home (Optimized for Smart Electricity Grid)
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Advancement in technology has not only transformed our life but also extended in every sphere of our way of living. Till now in most of the cases we are adapting our lifestyle with the way that is directed by the functions of the modern devices. But scientists are researching on more modern smart devices that should rather adapt with our lifestyle seamlessly. That is the core concept of pervasive computing - a collection of invisible and visible sensors and computing devices to ease our daily life. Recently there has been an increasing interest in smart devices containing endpoints like sensors and actuators also known as the things. They can connect to the internet to cooperate and create new services at homes and industries. The typical application scenarios include smart home, e-health, smart grid and so on. Development of Smart Grid and Smart Meter encourages the consumer to use smart appliances in their home. There is an increased trend in adoption of smart appliances in general, as witnessed by the many new IoT enabled systems and services. A well designed smart appliance can take the full advantage of smart meter to optimize the electricity usage. There are many household products and devices in the market that provides smart control to manage home system. Our goal in this thesis is to investigate the products, what are the services they provide and which services can be developed in future by using these devices. We called the services here as Novel Services. Additionally, we propose a framework based on the novel services provided by the smart home devices and appliances to evaluate their services. Smart Electricity Grid consists of a wide range of solutions for the electricity grids of the future. If we can utilize and integrate information communication technology with the contemporary electric grid system into smart grid that will make the production, storage, distribution and management of energy highly efficient which will eventually benefit our people, community, nation and country.