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1. (WO2018031253) HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/031253    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/044294
Publication Date: Fri Feb 16 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Jul 29 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H04L 12/28
Applicants: GOOGLE LLC
Inventors: JACOBY, Mackenzie, Lee
TOSCANO, Robert
SPATES, Mark
POTZOLU, David Mathew, Anthony
Title: HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM
Abstract:
A method (600) for operating a home automation system includes receiving a device modification request (250) from a requesting user device (200) of a requesting user (10) to modify a configurable device property (336) of a requested household device (404). The requesting user is one of one or more users associated with the household. The method further includes identifying the requested household device based on a home structure mapping the household devices to the corresponding device rooms (402) based on a corresponding location of each household device in the residence (400). The method also includes determining whether the requesting user has an assigned access level granting access to the requested household device. When the requesting user has been assigned an access level, the method includes permitting the modification of the at least one configurable device properly of the requested household device.