Control Unit

The control unit is in communication with various control devices such as lighting controls, heating controls, AC controls, security system alarms (smoke, carbon monoxide, etc.), alerts and other control devices. the control unit is in communication with the control devices through various means such as serial/parallel cable, X10 or other known communication means.

The control devices may be capable of receiving, storing and transmitting data to and from the control unit depending upon the desired usage. For example, the lighting controls would mainly receive data from the control unit directing the lighting controls to turn on specific lighting or to turn off specific lighting. It can be appreciated that the lighting controls may be capable of transmitting data to the control unit regarding which lights are activated and deactivated which is forward to the data center through global computer network. The various other control devices are capable of receiving, storing and transmitting data as required for their specific operation and programming.