A home automation system typically connects controlled devices to a central hub or gateway. The user interface for control of the system uses either wall-mounted terminals, tablet or desktop computers, a mobile phone application, or a Web interface, that may also be accessible off-site through the Internet.
# HAI/Leviton Omni and Lumina Binding. The HAI/Leviton Omni is a popular home automation system in the US. At its core, the Omni is a hardware board that provides security and access features. It connects to many other devices through serial ports or relays and exposes them through a single TCP based API.