“Smart” house what is included in it and how it is managed

These days, “smart” homes are not only found in individual apartments and private homes. These well-thought-out systems are integrated into the life support systems of apartment buildings in urban areas, cottage settlements. They are also found in business centers and other commercial buildings. The systems can be integrated both during construction and after the objects are put into operation. Systems with automation functions are managed through a single platform. The development of this standard in Ukraine engaged in the company MimiSystems. It also offers ready-made solutions for creating “smart” homes.


These electronic devices are not complicated. They can perform one of two functions:

immediately warn about the event that has occurred;
collect and transmit quantitative data.

For example, water leakage sensors, when in contact with a liquid, send a leak signal, which is transmitted to a small device. Up to six sensors can be connected to the device. Two sensors are designed to transmit a signal from the triggered trigger, the rest-to account for the consumed heat, electricity or water. Heat meters are integrated into the heating system and allow municipal services to make payments to subscribers at differentiated rates.

The data received from the counters is then transmitted over the NB-IoT network and displayed on a single platform that gives the client access to the information received from all the counters available to him.

Formation and management

Access to the platform is regulated by assigning the selected rights to certain users. For example, installation engineers receive signals about the appearance of devices in the system, financiers-information about the status of accounts, about expenses.

This tool can be fully used by construction companies, resource-supplying and installation organizations that provide services for connecting a “smart” home, or associations of homeowners. Any of the listed institutions can use the system both for monitoring and for timely response. For example, a notification about a water leak that appears in the system can be automatically transmitted to the repair services, which must check for leaks and fix them. It is also possible to transfer data received from the platform to the internal systems of subscribers via the API service. You can also send notifications to separate channels or telegram bots.

The next stage in the development of the Smart Home system is automation. If you take a water leak, a valve is built into the water supply system, which also works according to the NB-IoT standard. When the platform receives a notification from the triggered leak sensor, it will independently signal the valve to shut off the water supply.

Currently, MimiSystems offers a complete solution that allows you to create a “smart” home and monitor its performance.