Smart houses and home automation systems have been a slowly moving trend for quite a while now. I wanted to build my own system, based on the Arduino board. The project includes 3 remote controllable power outlets and a relay shield with two high-current relays for switching lights on and off. The system is controlled by NFC tags and over Ethernet through a telnet service run by the Arduino board. A web interface is used to switch the individual power sources.
A specific focus was put on the security against hacking. This topic and many more have been discussed in my blog entries:
All code can be downloaded here: home_automation_part3.zip