Peter Obinna Mbamaluikem, Enokela Emmanuel Ameh, Sodiq Opeyemi Oladosu

Due to advancements in internet technology and smart systems, automation has become increasingly common in residential environments. This has led to the usage of smart, internet-enabled gadgets as a way to improve the control and security of electrical and electronic devices, as well as the facilities where they are installed, thus enhancing comfort and quality of life in our society. In Nigeria, citizens commonly turn on water pumping equipment so that water can be pumped into the storage tank whenever power is available. More so, people inadvertently forget to turn off switches and plugs before leaving their homes, especially when there is a power outage. These two acts call for smart control of appliances. This study describes the creation and application of a smart electrical appliance control system that makes use of the Internet of Things to allow remote switching of home lighting outlets and plugs from a web application on a Smartphone. Carbon paper, jumper wires, sockets, an AC bulb, terminal connectors, a microcontroller (ESP32), and relays were all employed in realizing the smart system. The created smart home control system was successfully installed in a prototyped two-bedroom apartment in real time to demonstrate the adaptability and efficacy of the system. In a series of performance tests, the entire system passed with an average precision of 100%. This demonstrates how an improved smart home control system improves the management and use of electrical equipment in a home. Keywords: Microcontroller, Home control system, Internet of Things, Smart home, GSM module0150