automation (also called domotics) is a field within building automation, specializing in the specific automation requirements
of private homes and in the application of automation techniques for the comfort and security of its residents. Although
many techniques used in building automation (such as light and climate control, control of doors and window shutters, security
and surveillance systems, etc.) are also used in home automation, additional functions in home automation include the control
of multi-media home entertainment systems, automatic plant watering and pet feeding, and automatic scenes for dinners and
The main difference between building automation and home automation
is, however, the human interface. In home automation, ergonomics is of particular importance: the control should be largely
image-based and self-explanatory.