JP2017175472A - Home monitoring system and radio communication mode switching method - Google Patents

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JP2017175472A
JP2017175472A JP2016060972A JP2016060972A JP2017175472A JP 2017175472 A JP2017175472 A JP 2017175472A JP 2016060972 A JP2016060972 A JP 2016060972A JP 2016060972 A JP2016060972 A JP 2016060972A JP 2017175472 A JP2017175472 A JP 2017175472A
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高橋 健
Takeshi Takahashi
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To improve usability for a user by switching a radio communication mode between a master unit and a smart phone from a software AP mode for direct communication to a router connection mode via a radio router depending on the user's use object.SOLUTION: When a master unit 10 is performing direct radio communication with a smart phone 50, the smart phone 50 displays a connection mode switching screen of a radio communication mode between the master unit 10 and the smart phone 50 on a display/operation unit 503, and when an SSID is selected by a user's operation, transmits router connection information including the selected SSID to the master unit 10. The master unit 10 uses the router connection information transmitted by the smart phone 50 to perform registration to switch a connection destination of radio communication to a radio router 60.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 28

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  The present invention relates to a home monitoring system including a base phone of a fixed telephone connected to a fixed telephone network and a smartphone used by a user in the home, and wireless communication for switching a radio communication mode between the base phone and the smartphone. The present invention relates to a mode switching method.

  In recent years, wireless communication is possible between a monitoring camera, a base phone of a fixed phone connected to a fixed phone network and capable of communicating with another fixed phone, and a base phone via a wireless router, and a mobile phone network (for example, There is known a surveillance camera system including a smartphone wirelessly connected to another mobile phone via 3G, 4G) (see, for example, Patent Document 1).

  In the surveillance camera system of Patent Document 1, when a wireless router is not registered in the parent device, the smartphone displays a screen that prompts the parent device to perform a predetermined operation and waits for a signal from the parent device. The master unit directly wirelessly connects to the smartphone by a predetermined operation and transmits a setting request signal to the smartphone. Upon receiving the setting request signal, the smartphone wirelessly connects to the wireless router, acquires router setting information from the wireless router, wirelessly connects to the parent device, and transmits the router setting information to the parent device. The base unit registers the wireless router based on the router setting information. Thus, for example, when there is an instruction operation for displaying an image on a smartphone, the base unit receives information on the instruction operation from the smartphone via the wireless router, and transmits the image data transferred from the monitoring camera to the wireless router. Can be sent to your smartphone.

Japanese Patent No. 5845453

  In Patent Document 1, when a wireless router is not registered in the parent device, the parent device is temporarily used as a wireless LAN (Local Area Network) access point in order to register the wireless router in the parent device. It is disclosed that the base unit and the smartphone communicate directly.

  However, in the configuration of Patent Document 1, after the wireless router is actually registered in the parent device, data (for example, image data from the monitoring camera) between the parent device and the smartphone may be transmitted and received via the wireless router. It is a premise. For this reason, for example, after image data from a monitoring camera is transferred to the parent device, the parent device performs wireless communication via the wireless router and wireless communication not via the wireless router when transferring the image data to the smartphone. There was a problem that it could not be used properly and was not easy to use. Even if there is no wireless router, there is a merit in that the cost increase can be suppressed if wireless communication can be performed between the parent device and the smartphone, but on the other hand, if there is no wireless router, the smartphone will be out of the communication range with the parent device Since wireless connection is impossible, for example, a smartphone cannot be connected outside the home, and there is a disadvantage. Therefore, when the smartphone is used extensively, it can be said that it is preferable to wirelessly communicate with the parent device using the wireless router.

  In order to solve the above-described conventional problems, the present invention connects a parent device and a smartphone via a wireless router from a wireless communication mode in which the parent device and the smartphone are directly connected according to the purpose of use of the user. An object of the present invention is to provide a home monitoring system and a wireless communication mode switching method capable of switching to a wireless communication mode and improving the usability of a user by enabling a wide range of use of a smartphone.

  The present invention includes a parent device capable of wireless communication with at least one electric device installed in a home, and a display input unit, and is capable of wireless communication with the parent device via a wireless router. And a mobile phone terminal capable of wireless communication directly with the base unit, wherein the mobile phone terminal includes the wireless router connected to the base unit and the mobile phone terminal. Wireless communication identification information for wireless communication via the mobile phone terminal when the base unit and the mobile phone terminal are in direct radio communication, the mobile phone terminal is connected to the base unit and the mobile phone terminal When the wireless communication identification information is selected by a user operation on the switching screen, the router connection information including the wireless communication identification information is displayed as the parent connection information. Send to the parent , Using the router connection information transmitted from the portable telephone terminal, the connection destination of the wireless communication to register for switching to the wireless router to provide a home monitoring system.

  In addition, the present invention includes a master unit capable of wireless communication with at least one electric device installed in a home, and a display input unit, and can perform wireless communication with the master device via a wireless router. And a wireless communication mode switching method in a home monitoring system including a mobile phone terminal capable of wireless communication directly with the base unit, wherein the mobile phone terminal is connected to the base unit and the mobile phone. When the mobile terminal holds wireless communication identification information for wireless communication with the telephone terminal via the wireless router, and the base unit and the mobile phone terminal are in direct wireless communication, the mobile phone terminal A radio communication mode switching screen between the base unit and the mobile phone terminal is displayed on the display input unit, and when the mobile communication terminal selects identification information of the radio communication by a user operation on the switching screen, Wireless communication Router connection information including identification information is transmitted to the parent device, and the parent device uses the router connection information transmitted from the mobile phone terminal to register a wireless communication connection destination for switching to the wireless router. A wireless communication mode switching method is provided.

  According to the present invention, the wireless communication mode in which the parent device and the smartphone are directly connected is switched from the wireless communication mode in which the parent device and the smartphone are connected via the wireless router according to the user's purpose of use. User-friendliness becomes possible and user convenience can be improved.

The figure which shows an example of the system configuration | structure of the home monitoring system of each embodiment in the state with which the main | base station and the smart phone were connected in soft AP mode. The figure which shows an example of the system configuration | structure of the home monitoring system of each embodiment of the state with which the main | base station and the smart phone were connected by router connection mode Block diagram showing an example of the internal configuration of the parent device in the home monitoring system Block diagram showing an example of the internal configuration of the cordless slave unit in the home monitoring system Block diagram showing an example of the internal configuration of the camera in the home monitoring system Block diagram showing an example of the internal configuration of the sensor in the home monitoring system Block diagram showing an example of the internal configuration of the smartphone in the home monitoring system Block diagram showing an example of the internal configuration of the smart plug in the home monitoring system Block diagram showing an example of the internal configuration of the sensor light in the home monitoring system The flowchart explaining an example of the determination procedure of the radio | wireless communication mode with the main | base station in the smart phone of 1st Embodiment. Explanatory drawing which shows an example of operation outline of initial setting in router connection mode The flowchart explaining an example of the operation procedure of the initial setting in the router connection mode in the smartphone of the first embodiment. The figure which shows the example of a display of the installation state confirmation screen of a main machine The figure which shows the display example of the operation prompt screen of the main unit at the time of initial setting in router connection mode The figure which shows the example of a display of the password setting screen of the SSID password in router connection mode The figure which shows the example of a display of the standby screen of the completion of switching of the wireless connection of the main unit in the router connection mode or the completion of the restart of the main unit in the soft AP mode The figure which shows the example of a display of the search screen of a main phone The figure which shows the example of a display of the operation prompt screen of the main unit after the connection destination of the wireless communication of the main unit is registered in the router connection mode The figure which shows the example of a password setting screen or password input screen of the login password for logging in to a main unit in router connection mode or soft AP mode The figure which shows the example of a display of the name setting screen for setting the name of a main phone and a smart phone Explanatory drawing which shows an example of the operation | movement outline | summary of the initial setting in soft AP mode. The flowchart explaining an example of the operation procedure of the initial setting in the soft AP mode in the smartphone of the first embodiment. The sequence diagram explaining the operation | movement procedure of the smart phone in the initial setting in the router connection mode of 1st Embodiment, a wireless router, and a main | base station The sequence diagram explaining the operation | movement procedure of the smart phone in the initial setting in the router connection mode of 1st Embodiment, a wireless router, and a main | base station The sequence diagram explaining the operation | movement procedure of the smart phone in the initial setting in soft AP mode of 1st Embodiment, and a main | base station The sequence diagram explaining the operation | movement procedure of the smart phone in the initial setting in soft AP mode of 1st Embodiment, and a main | base station The figure which shows the example of a display of the password setting screen of the password of SSID in soft AP mode The figure which shows an example of the screen transition accompanying the switching operation with respect to the smart phone from soft AP mode to router connection mode The sequence diagram explaining the operation | movement procedure of the smart phone in the switching from soft AP mode of 2nd Embodiment to router connection mode, a wireless router, and a main | base station The sequence diagram explaining the operation | movement procedure of the smart phone in the switching from soft AP mode of 2nd Embodiment to router connection mode, a wireless router, and a main | base station

(Background to the first embodiment)
In Patent Document 1 described above, when a wireless router is not registered in the parent device, the parent device is temporarily used as a wireless LAN (Local Area Network) access point in order to register the wireless router in the parent device. Thus, it is disclosed that the parent device and the smartphone communicate directly.

  However, in the configuration of Patent Document 1, after the wireless router is actually registered in the parent device, data (for example, image data from the monitoring camera) between the parent device and the smartphone may be transmitted and received via the wireless router. It is a premise. For this reason, after image data from the monitoring camera is transferred to the parent device, the parent device can transfer to the smartphone via the wireless router, but the parent device cannot directly communicate with the smartphone and transfer it. In other words, in the surveillance camera system of Patent Document 1, when a wireless router is registered in the parent device, in the subsequent actual operation, if there is no wireless router, data cannot be transmitted and received between the parent device and the smartphone. There was a problem that was not good.

  Therefore, in the first embodiment, the wireless connection status of the smartphone at the initial setting of communication between the parent device and the smartphone regardless of the presence or absence of the wireless router in the wireless communication between the parent device of the fixed telephone and the smartphone owned by the user Accordingly, an example of a home monitoring system and a communication setting method will be described in which the initial setting of communication between the parent device and the smartphone is simply executed to improve the user-friendliness.

  Hereinafter, embodiments that specifically disclose a home monitoring system according to the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the drawings as appropriate. However, more detailed description than necessary may be omitted. For example, detailed descriptions of already well-known matters and repeated descriptions for substantially the same configuration may be omitted. This is to avoid the following description from becoming unnecessarily redundant and to facilitate understanding by those skilled in the art. The accompanying drawings and the following description are provided to enable those skilled in the art to fully understand the present disclosure, and are not intended to limit the subject matter described in the claims.

  Note that the present invention is not limited to the home monitoring system, and can also be expressed as a communication setting method related to communication between the parent device and the smartphone in the home monitoring system, and the parent device included in the home monitoring system or It can also be defined as a smartphone device category.

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In each of the following embodiments, when a smart phone constituting a home monitoring system wirelessly communicates with a parent device of a fixed telephone constituting the home monitoring system, wireless communication is performed by wirelessly connecting to the parent device via a wireless router. The wireless communication mode is called “router connection mode”. Similarly, when a smartphone wirelessly communicates with a base phone of a fixed telephone, a wireless communication mode in which the base phone is wirelessly connected as a wireless LAN (Local Area Network) access point to perform wireless communication is referred to as “soft AP mode”. The soft AP mode can be said to be a direct connection mode because the base unit and the smartphone can be directly connected. Further, a person living in the home where the home monitoring system is installed is referred to as a “user” for convenience.

  The home monitoring system of each of the following embodiments is not limited to being installed in a private house, and may be installed in, for example, commercial facilities such as offices, factories, stores, and public facilities such as city halls and libraries. Absent. In these cases, one of the persons working at each facility will be the user.

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FIG. 1 is a diagram illustrating an example of a system configuration of the home monitoring system 5 according to each embodiment in a state where the parent device 10 and the smartphone 50 are connected in the soft AP mode. FIG. 2 is a diagram illustrating an example of a system configuration of the home monitoring system 5 of each embodiment in a state where the parent device 10 and the smartphone 50 are connected in the router connection mode.

  A home monitoring system 5 shown in FIG. 1 is installed in a user's home 8, for example, and includes a base phone 10 of a fixed telephone, two cordless slaves 20A and 20B, and two cameras 30 (for example, an indoor camera 30A). , Surveillance camera 30B), various sensors 40 (for example, human sensor 40A, 40B, smoke sensor 40C, window sensor 40D), smart plug 80, sensor light 90, and smart phone 50. In addition, the various electric equipment which comprises this in-home monitoring system 5 is an example, and can be changed into a various aspect. For example, some of the electrical devices constituting the home monitoring system 5 include a refrigerator, a microwave oven, and an air conditioner that can wirelessly communicate with the parent device 10 (for example, wireless communication using the DECT wireless communication method described later). Home appliances such as these may also be included.

  The home monitoring system 5 illustrated in FIG. 2 includes a wireless router 60 in addition to the constituent devices of the home monitoring system illustrated in FIG. However, the home monitoring system 5 shown in FIG. 1 may have the wireless router 60, and since the wireless router 60 is not necessary in the soft AP mode, the illustration of the wireless router 60 is merely omitted. Hereinafter, the components of the home monitoring system 5 will be sequentially described.

  The base unit 10 has a role as a gateway related to communication with various components of the home monitoring system 5. That is, the base unit 10 is a control device that controls the overall operation of the home monitoring system 5, and uses, for example, DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) wireless communication system, cordless handset 20A, 20B, camera 30, sensor 40, the smart plug 80, the sensor light 90, etc. are wirelessly connected so as to be capable of wireless communication.

  When the initial setting for using the soft AP mode, which will be described later, is completed, the base unit 10 operates as a wireless LAN access point in the soft AP mode. Therefore, the base unit 10 can directly perform wireless communication with the smartphone 50 without using the wireless router 60. . However, as shown in FIG. 1, since the base unit 10 cannot connect to the Internet 65 in the soft AP mode, the user of the smartphone 50 is outside the home (that is, outside the wireless communication area with the base unit 10 as an access point). When connected to the main unit 10, it cannot be connected.

  In addition, when the initial setting for using the router connection mode, which will be described later, is completed, the base unit 10 operates as a communication terminal that uses a wireless LAN in the router connection mode. Therefore, the wireless router 60 using the wireless LAN (see FIG. 2). ) To an external network (for example, the Internet 65), and further wirelessly communicate with the smartphone 50.

  Master unit 10 is connected to fixed telephone network 85 by wire, and performs mediation processing to enable a call between cordless slave units 20A and 20B and another fixed telephone 800. Master unit 10 may directly make a call with another fixed telephone 800. Moreover, the main | base station 10 has a function which charges 20 A of cordless subunit | mobile_units inserted in the insertion port 10a.

  The cordless cordless handsets 20A and 20B are wirelessly connected to the parent device 10 by the DECT wireless communication method, and can perform wireless communication (including telephone calls) with the parent device 10. Hereinafter, when it is not necessary to distinguish between the two cordless slave units 20A and 20B, they are collectively referred to as the cordless slave unit 20.

  Various sensors 40 (for example, the human sensors 40A and 40B, the smoke sensor 40C, and the window sensor 40D) are wirelessly connected to the parent device 10 by the DECT wireless communication method. In FIG. 1 and FIG. 2, for example, a window sensor 40D for detecting opening / closing of a window, a smoke sensor 40C for detecting smoke, and human sensors 40A and 40B for detecting a person by infrared rays are used. Hereinafter, when it is not necessary to distinguish between these types of sensors, they are collectively referred to as sensors 40. As will be described later, an infrared sensor 313 (see FIG. 5) built in the camera 30 is also used as a human sensor.

  The two cameras (for example, the indoor camera 30A and the surveillance camera 30B) have a call function, are wirelessly connected to the base unit 10 using the DECT wireless communication method, and can make calls with the cordless slave units 20A and 20B. is there. In FIGS. 1 and 2, a surveillance camera 30 </ b> B that images the outdoors and an indoor camera 30 </ b> A that images the house 8 are used as the cameras. Hereinafter, when it is not necessary to distinguish between the types of cameras, the cameras 30 are collectively referred to.

  Smart plug 80 has a wireless communication function using DECT, and is wirelessly connected to base unit 10 using the DECT wireless communication method. The smart plug 80 supplies power to various electrical devices (for example, air conditioner, home appliance device, lighting device, camera 30, sensor 40) connected to the smart plug 80 according to the instruction transmitted from the base unit 10. Switch on or off the commercial AC power supply or DC power supply. Details of the smart plug 80 will be described later.

  The sensor light 90 detects the movement of a person in the monitoring area (for example, the user's home indoors, the garden in the home premises, the entrance), and lights up to illuminate the surroundings of the monitoring area when the surroundings are dark at night or the like. To do. The brightness of the sensor light 90 may be high enough to brightly illuminate the monitoring area, or low enough to be used as a warning light. The sensor light 90 has a wireless communication function using DECT, and is wirelessly connected to the parent device 10 using the DECT wireless communication method. The sensor light 90 can arbitrarily set the operating conditions of the sensor light 90 from the smartphone 50 via the parent device 10. Details of the sensor light 90 will be described later.

  Needless to say, the sensor light 90 is not limited to a crime prevention use in the user's home site, and may be used as a crime prevention use in any of offices such as stores, factories, and offices. Further, the sensor light may not be used for crime prevention purposes, but may be used for improving usability for a person who goes back and forth in the installation place.

  The smartphone 50 as a mobile phone terminal is connected to a mobile phone network 75 using various wireless communication systems such as 3G (3rd generation), HSPA (High Speed Packet Access), LTE (Long Term Evolution), and the like. Wireless communication with a mobile phone 70 or other smartphone (not shown).

  When the initial setting for using the soft AP mode, which will be described later, is completed, the smartphone 50 can perform wireless communication directly with the base unit 10 as an access point of the wireless LAN without using the wireless router 60 in the soft AP mode.

  In addition, when the initial setting for using the router connection mode to be described later is completed, the smartphone 50 is wirelessly connected to the base unit 10 via the wireless router 60 (see FIG. 2) using a wireless LAN in the router connection mode. Wireless communication is possible.

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FIG. 3 is a block diagram illustrating an example of an internal configuration of the parent device 10 in the home monitoring system 5. The base unit 10 includes a control unit 109, a storage unit 103, an operation unit 105, and a display unit 106. Master device 10 receives various input operations and displays information such as an image on display unit 106. The base unit 10 also has a setup button on the operation unit 105 that is pressed by the user when initializing a wireless LAN, which will be described later. Master device 10 includes, as an example of display unit 106, an LED (Light Emitting Diode) for indicating an initial setting state of a wireless communication mode to be described later.

  The control unit 109 includes a call control unit 110 and an audio stream processing unit 112, and performs call control of a call, processing of audio data, and the like.

  The control unit 109 further includes an SSID list holding unit 109a. The SSID list holding unit 109a holds an SSID (Service Set Identifier) as identification information of the wireless router 60 (that is, an access point) in wireless communication in which the parent device 10 uses a wireless LAN. The SSID list holding unit 109a holds at least one SSID recognized by the parent device 10. That is, in FIG. 2, there is one wireless router 60, but there may be a plurality of them. In this case, a plurality of different SSIDs are held by the SSID list holding unit 109a.

  The display unit 106 may be configured using a touch panel. The display unit 106 corresponding to the touch panel receives user operations and outputs them to the control unit 109, and displays display data (for example, data on a smart control setting screen described later) passed from the control unit 109.

  Master device 10 also includes image memory control unit 115 and image memory 116, receives image data captured by camera 30 and transferred from camera 30, and stores the image data in image memory 116.

  The base unit 10 includes a wireless LAN control unit 121 and a wireless LAN communication I / F unit 122, and the image data and sound are transmitted to the smartphone 50, the camera 30, and the like via the wireless router 60 using the wireless LAN. Send and receive data.

  When the initial setting for using the soft AP mode, which will be described later, is completed, the base unit 10 itself operates as a wireless LAN access point in the soft AP mode, and performs wireless communication directly with the smartphone 50. For example, when image data is transferred from the camera 30 wirelessly connected by DECT, the image data can be transmitted to the smartphone 50.

  When the initial setting for using the router connection mode to be described later is completed, the base unit 10 performs wireless communication with the smartphone 50 via the wireless router 60 using the wireless LAN in the router connection mode, for example, DECT. When sensor detection result data (for example, information indicating that an intruder has been detected) is transferred from the wirelessly connected sensor 40, the sensor detection result data can be transmitted to the smartphone 50.

  The base unit 10 includes a DECT protocol control unit 108 and a DECT wireless I / F unit 107, and uses a DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) wireless communication system to provide a cordless slave unit 20, a sensor 40, a camera. 30, wireless connection and wireless communication are performed between the smart plug 80 and the sensor light 90, respectively.

  Master device 10 also includes an audio bus 117, an audio input / output control unit 104, a speaker 129, and a microphone 128, and inputs / outputs audio to / from the outside.

  Master unit 10 has fixed telephone line I / F unit 101 and can communicate with and communicate with an external fixed telephone 800 connected to fixed telephone network 85. As described above, the base unit 10 performs various processes of voice data during a call so that a call can be made between the external fixed telephone 800 connected to the fixed telephone network 85 and the cordless handset 20. You may control.

  Moreover, the main | base station 10 has the subunit | mobile_unit / portable terminal charge part 126, and charges the cordless subunit | mobile_unit 20 or the smart phone 50 inserted in the insertion port 10a.

  The base unit 10 also has a USB communication I / F unit 127, and transmits / receives data to / from a device or memory having a USB (Universal Serial Bus) standard interface.

  In addition, base unit 10 writes and registers various sensors 40 (for example, human sensors 40A and 40B, smoke sensor 40C, and window sensor 40D) and a plurality of cameras 30 in storage unit 103 in association with each other. For example, the human sensor 40B and the monitoring camera 30B are installed in close proximity to each other, and are registered in association with each other. As will be described later, the surveillance camera 30B incorporates an infrared sensor 313 (see FIG. 5), which is a human sensor, and is registered in association with the infrared sensor 313. In addition, since the human sensor 40A, the smoke sensor 40C, and the window sensor 40D are all installed in the house 8, they are registered in association with the indoor camera 30A.

  FIG. 4 is a block diagram illustrating an example of the internal configuration of the cordless slave 20 in the home monitoring system 5. The cordless handset 20 includes a control unit 247, a storage unit 242, an operation unit 244, and a display unit 245. The cordless handset 20 accepts various input operations and displays information such as images on the display unit 245.

  The cordless handset 20 includes a DECT protocol control unit 249 and a DECT wireless I / F unit 248, and each of the base unit 10, the sensor 40, and the camera 30 using the DECT wireless communication method. Perform wireless connection and wireless communication.

  The cordless handset 20 includes an audio bus 255, an audio input / output control unit 243, a speaker 252, and a microphone 251, and inputs / outputs audio to / from the outside (for example, the external fixed telephone 800). To call.

  Further, the cordless slave unit 20 supplies power necessary for the operation of each unit of the cordless slave unit 20 by the secondary battery 250.

  FIG. 5 is a block diagram illustrating an example of the internal configuration of the camera 30 in the home monitoring system 5. An indoor camera 30A and a surveillance camera 30B as an example of the camera 30 both have substantially the same specifications. The camera 30 includes a control unit 309, a storage unit 303, and an operation unit 305. The camera 30 performs an operation related to imaging and accepts an input operation.

  The camera 30 includes a DECT protocol control unit 317 and a DECT wireless I / F unit 318, and performs wireless connection and wireless communication with the base unit 10 using the DECT wireless communication method.

  In addition, the camera 30 includes a wireless LAN control unit 321 and a wireless LAN communication I / F unit 322, and the base unit 10, the smartphone 50, and the like via the wireless router 60 using the wireless LAN, image data and audio. Send and receive data.

  The camera 30 also includes an audio bus 307, an audio input / output control unit 304, a speaker 329, and a microphone 328, and inputs and outputs audio to and from the outside (for example, the cordless handset 20). .

  In addition, the camera 30 includes an imaging unit 312, an image memory control unit 316, and an image memory 315, and stores image data captured by the imaging unit 312 in the image memory 315. The imaging unit 312 includes a lens and an imaging element (for example, an image sensor such as a charge coupled device (CCD) or a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS)).

  The camera 30 incorporates an infrared sensor (pyroelectric sensor) 313 that is a PIR (Passive Infra Red) sensor as a human sensor. The infrared sensor 313 detects the presence of a person by detecting a change in heat (infrared ray) generated by the person (person). The camera 30 includes a power supply unit 314 configured by, for example, a commercial AC power supply or a DC power supply.

  FIG. 6 is a block diagram illustrating an example of the internal configuration of the sensor 40 in the home monitoring system 5. The sensor 40 includes a control unit 447, a storage unit 442, and a display lamp 445. The sensor 40 performs a predetermined detection operation such as turning on the display lamp 445 when an event (for example, an intruder, smoke, opening / closing of a window) is detected.

  The sensor 40 includes a DECT protocol control unit 449 and a DECT wireless I / F unit 448, and performs wireless connection and wireless communication with the base unit 10 using the DECT wireless communication method to detect the above-described event. Then, the sensor detection result data is transmitted to the parent device 10.

  The sensor unit 453 differs depending on the type of the sensor 40. For example, in the case of the human sensors 40A and 40B, the sensor unit 453 is a PIR sensor that senses a person by a change in infrared rays. In the case of the window sensor 40D that detects opening and closing of a window or the like, the sensor unit 453 is a reed switch that is turned on / off by opening and closing. In the case of the smoke sensor 40C, the sensor unit 453 is a light emitting unit and a light receiving unit that sense smoke when the emitted light is blocked by the smoke.

  The rechargeable battery 450 is a rechargeable battery and supplies necessary power to each part of the sensor 40.

  FIG. 7 is a block diagram illustrating an example of the internal configuration of the smartphone 50 in the home monitoring system 5. The smartphone 50 includes a control unit 506, a storage unit 504, and a display / operation unit (for example, configured using a touch panel) 503. The smartphone 50 accepts various input operations and displays information such as images on the display / operation unit 503.

  The control unit 506 includes a monitoring function control unit 514 that can set various setting information of the camera 30 and the sensor light 90. The display / operation unit 503 is a display input unit in which the display unit and the operation unit are integrated. The display / operation unit 503 displays information such as an image and an icon on the screen, a setting information generation screen (not shown) of the sensor light 90, At the time of initial setting described later, screens for prompting the user to operate the base unit 10 (see FIGS. 14 and 18), various password input screens (see FIG. 19), and input screens for the names of the base unit 10 and the smartphone 50 (Refer to FIG. 20) is displayed, and a tap operation (or touch operation) is received on the screen by the user.

  The control unit 506 also includes a smartphone OS processing unit 506a, a smartphone application processing unit 506b, and an SSID list holding unit 506c.

  The smartphone OS processing unit 506 a executes an OS (Operating System) as basic software of the smartphone 50. Details of the operation of the smartphone OS processing unit 506a will be described later.

  The smartphone application processing unit 506b activates, terminates, and performs processing in the application when a command for activation, termination, and execution of the application installed in the smartphone 50 is input by a user operation on the display / operation unit 503. Run. Details of the operation of the smartphone application processing unit 506b will be described later.

  The SSID list holding unit 506c holds the SSID as identification information of the wireless router 60 in the router connection mode and the base unit 10 in the soft AP mode (that is, both are access points). The SSID list holding unit 506c holds at least one SSID recognized by the smartphone 50. That is, in FIG. 1 and FIG. 2, there is one master unit 10 and one wireless router 60, but there may be a plurality of units. In this case, three or more different SSIDs are held by the SSID list holding unit 506c. .

  In addition, the smartphone 50 includes a 3G / 4G protocol control unit 502 and a 3G / 4G wireless I / F unit 501, and includes a 3G (3rd generation) or 4G (4th generation) wireless communication method (for example, HSPA, LTE is also included), and wireless connection and wireless communication are performed with the mobile phone 70 connected to the mobile phone network 75 and other smartphones.

  The smartphone 50 includes an audio bus 515, an audio input / output control unit 505, a speaker 513, and a microphone 512, and inputs / outputs audio to / from the outside.

  In addition, the smartphone 50 includes a wireless LAN control unit 507 and a wireless LAN communication I / F unit 508, and the base unit 10, the camera 30, and the like via the wireless router 60 using the wireless LAN, image data and audio. Send and receive data.

  When the initial setting for using the soft AP mode, which will be described later, is completed, the smartphone 50 performs wireless communication directly with the parent device 10 in the soft AP mode. For example, the parent device 10 is wirelessly connected by DECT. When the image data transferred from the camera 30 is received, the image data transferred from the parent device 10 can be received. In addition, when a user operation is input to the display / operation unit 503, the smartphone 50 can directly transmit information corresponding to the user operation to the parent device 10.

  When the initial setting for using the router connection mode described later is completed, the smartphone 50 performs wireless communication with the parent device 10 via the wireless router 60 using the wireless LAN in the router connection mode. When the device 10 receives the sensor detection result data (for example, information indicating that an intruder has been detected) transferred from the sensor 40 wirelessly connected by DECT, the sensor detection result data transferred from the parent device 10 is received. be able to. In addition, when a user operation is input to the display / operation unit 503, the smartphone 50 can transmit information corresponding to the user operation to the parent device 10 via the wireless router 60.

  In addition, when there is an input operation of the user who operates the smartphone 50, the smartphone 50 transmits a signal by the operation to the parent device 10 via the wireless router 60 or directly, and further via the parent device 10, Setting information such as the sensor light 90 and the smart plug 80 can be newly created, or the setting information can be arbitrarily changed.

  In addition, the smartphone 50 includes a USB communication I / F unit 511, and transmits and receives data to and from devices, memories, and the like that have a USB (Universal Serial Bus) standard interface.

  Moreover, the smart phone 50 supplies electric power required for the operation | movement to each part of the smart phone 50 with the secondary battery 550. FIG.

  FIG. 8 is a block diagram showing an example of the internal configuration of the smart plug 80 in the home monitoring system 5. The smart plug 80 includes at least a control unit 847, a storage unit 842, and a display unit 845 including a display lamp. In the storage unit 842, for example, schedule setting information related to ON / OFF conditions of the smart plug 80 that can be set or changed by performing wireless communication using the DECT between the smart plug 80 and the parent device 10 is registered. .

  The smart plug 80 includes a DECT protocol control unit 849 and a DECT wireless I / F unit 848, and performs wireless connection and wireless communication with the base unit 10 using the DECT wireless communication method. Each electrical device (for example, air conditioner, home appliance device, lighting fixture) connected to each smart plug 80 in accordance with a signal transmitted (ie, a switching control signal from the base unit 10 based on a user operation on the smartphone 50) The camera 30 and the sensor 40) are switched over to supply or shut-off of commercial AC power or DC power.

  Further, the smart plug 80 has a switch unit 850. The switch unit 850 is connected to, for example, outlet terminals (not shown) displayed at various positions in the house 8 (for example, dining room, living room, bedroom, etc.) connected from the switchboard (not shown) of the house 8. Between a plug terminal 851 to be connected and an outlet terminal 852 connected to an electric device, a power supply line as a power source is connected or cut off. The switch unit 850 is driven by, for example, a solenoid coil 853 and closes the switch unit 850 by causing a drive current from an AC power supply to flow through the solenoid coil 853 so that the plug terminal 851 and the outlet terminal 852 are electrically connected. In addition, the switch unit 854 turns on / off the drive current that flows through the solenoid coil 853 under the control of the control unit 847.

Between the plug terminal 851 and the switch unit 850, a current detection element 85 is provided.
5, when a current flows between the plug terminal 851 and the outlet terminal 852, the current detection element 855 detects and outputs a detection signal to the control unit 847. For example, when there is an input operation from the operation unit 841, the control unit 847 displays the amount (power supply amount) of supplying electric power to the electric device when receiving a detection signal from the current detection element 855. To display.

  When the DECT wireless I / F unit 848 receives an instruction signal for the operation mode of the smart plug 80 from the base unit 10 in response to an instruction from the smartphone 50 based on a user operation, for example, the control unit 847 connects the plug terminal 851 and the outlet. A switching control signal for conducting between the terminal 852 and the terminal 852 is output to the switch unit 854. As a result, the plug terminal 851 and the outlet terminal 852 are electrically connected. On the other hand, when the DECT wireless I / F unit 848 receives an instruction signal for the operation stop mode of the smart plug 80 from the base unit 10 according to an instruction from the smartphone 50 based on a user operation, for example, the control unit 847 A switching control signal for disconnecting between 851 and the outlet terminal 852 is output to the switch unit 854. Thereby, the plug terminal 851 and the outlet terminal 852 become non-conductive.

  Further, the control unit 847 refers to the schedule setting information stored in the storage unit 842, and when the time of the operation mode included in the schedule setting information is reached, the plug unit 851 and the outlet terminal 852 are electrically connected. A switching control signal is output to the switch unit 854. As a result, the plug terminal 851 and the outlet terminal 852 are electrically connected. During the operation mode time, unless the DECT wireless I / F unit 848 receives an operation stop mode instruction signal transmitted from the base unit 10 in response to an instruction from the smartphone 50 based on a user operation, for example, the plug terminal 851 The conduction state with the outlet terminal 852 is maintained.

  On the other hand, the control unit 847 refers to the schedule setting information stored in the storage unit 842 and disconnects the plug terminal 851 and the outlet terminal 852 from each other when the operation stop mode time included in the schedule setting information is reached. The switching control signal is output to the switch unit 854. Thereby, the plug terminal 851 and the outlet terminal 852 become non-conductive. It should be noted that, during the operation stop mode time, unless the DECT wireless I / F unit 848 receives an operation mode instruction signal transmitted from the parent device 10 by an instruction from the smartphone 50 based on a user operation, for example, the plug terminal 851 The non-conduction state with respect to the outlet terminal 852 is maintained.

  FIG. 9 is a block diagram illustrating an example of the internal configuration of the sensor light 90 in the home monitoring system 5. The sensor light 90 includes a processor 901, a DECT wireless I / F unit 902, a DECT protocol control unit 903, a memory 904, an illuminance sensor 905, an operation sensor 906, a light 907, and a battery 908. is there.

  The processor 901 performs wireless connection and wireless communication with the parent device 10 using the DECT wireless communication method via the DECT wireless I / F unit 902 and the DECT protocol control unit 903. The sensor light 90 can be connected to various devices such as the camera 30, the sensor 40, the smartphone 50, and the smart plug 80 by performing wireless communication with the parent device 10.

  The processor 901 includes a lighting time measurement timer 901z, a turn-off delay time measurement timer 901y, and a lighting duration measurement timer 901x.

  The lighting time measurement timer 901z measures the lighting time of the light 907.

  The extinguishing delay time measuring timer 901y measures the extinguishing delay time. The turn-off delay time indicates the duration of the non-detected state of the moving body from when the movement of the moving body (for example, a person) is no longer detected by the motion sensor 906 until the light 907 is turned off.

  The lighting duration measuring timer 901x measures a lighting duration indicating a duration of lighting after the light 907 starts to turn on. An upper limit value is provided for the lighting duration time. This upper limit is the maximum value of the lighting time during which the light 907 can be lit continuously in view of the fact that the sensor light 90 is driven by a battery (that is, the battery 908). The light 907 is forcibly turned off by the processor 901 when it is lit up to this upper limit value. The lighting time measured by the lighting time measurement timer 901z can also be used as the lighting duration time. In this case, the lighting duration measurement timer 901x may be omitted from the sensor light 90.

  When the measured value of the lighting duration of the light 907 measured by the lighting duration measuring timer 901x exceeds the set value of the lighting duration stored in the memory 904 (that is, the above-described upper limit value), the processor 901 turns off the light. The light 907 is forcibly turned off regardless of the state of the measured value of the delay time.

  Further, the processor 901 compares the measured value of the extinguishing delay time measured by the extinguishing delay time measuring timer 901y with the set value of the extinguishing delay time stored in the memory 904, and according to the comparison result, the light 907 Controls on / off of.

  When the processor 901 detects human feeling while the light 907 is turned off, the processor 901 starts measuring the lighting time of the light 907 and starts turning on the light 907.

  The processor 901 determines that the measured value of the turn-off delay time exceeds the set value of the turn-off delay time and the measured value of the turn time of the light 907 exceeds the set value of the turn-on time of the light 907 while the light 907 is turned on. In such a case, the light 907 is turned off. For example, let us consider a case where the human sense is not detected when the setting value of the lighting time of the light 907 is 30 seconds, the setting value of the turn-off delay time is 5 seconds, and the measured value of the lighting time of the light 907 is 25 seconds. In this case, if a human detection non-detection state continues for 5 seconds after no human detection is detected, the measured value of the turn-off delay time reaches the set value (5 seconds) of the turn-off delay time, and the light 907 is turned on. Since the measured value reaches the set value (30 seconds) of the lighting time of the light 907, the light 907 is turned off. In this example, the light 907 has been on for a total of 30 seconds.

  Further, since the sensor light 90 is driven by the battery 908, the processor 901 can communicate with the parent device 10 using the DECT wireless communication method, but performs wireless communication with the parent device 10. Except when necessary (for example, during human detection or during regular communication with the parent device 10), the communication is set to the sleep mode (that is, the mode in which communication is not performed). Thereby, since it is not necessary for the sensor light 90 to be always set to the communication mode with the parent device 10, it is possible to suppress an increase in power consumption.

  The set value of the turn-off delay time can be set by, for example, two methods. In the first setting method, the processor 901 stores a turn-off delay time table (not shown) in the memory 904 in advance, refers to the turn-off delay time table, and turns off the light corresponding to the set value of the turn-on time of the light 907. Read and obtain the delay time setting value.

  Further, in the second setting method, the processor 901 measures the lighting time of the light 907, calculates a predetermined ratio of the measured value (for example, 10% of the measured value of the lighting time), and calculates the calculated value as a turn-off delay. Set as the time setting. The predetermined ratio is not limited to 10%, and can be set to an arbitrary value such as 5% or 20%.

  Moreover, the set value of the turn-off delay time may be set in the sensor light 90 via the parent device 10 by a setting input by a user who operates the smartphone 50. For example, when information on the setting value of the turn-off delay time input by the setting operation of the user who operates the smartphone 50 is transmitted from the smartphone 50 to the parent device 10, the information on the setting value of the turn-off delay time is transmitted to the parent device 10. Received. Thereafter, base unit 10 transmits information on the set value of the turn-off delay time to sensor light 90. When the sensor light 90 receives the information of the set value of the turn-off delay time, the setting can be completed by writing it in the memory 904.

  Further, for example, when the set value of the lighting time of the light 907 is 20 seconds, but the measured value of the lighting time that has been turned on has passed 70 seconds, the movement of the person is finally not detected, and then during the turn-off delay time Assume that the non-detection state continues. In this case, in the first setting method, referring to a turn-off delay time table (not shown), the set value of the turn-off delay time is 5 seconds. On the other hand, in the second setting method, the setting value of the turn-off delay time is 7 seconds as 10% of the measured value of the turn-on time until no human movement is detected. Accordingly, in the first setting method, the light 907 is lit for a total of 75 seconds, while in the second setting method, the light 907 is lit for a total of 77 seconds. That is, when the setting value of the turn-off delay time is set by the first setting method, the time for which the light 907 is turned on is shortened by 2 seconds compared to the case where the setting is made by the second setting method, and the battery-powered sensor light 90 is preferable in that power consumption is reduced. On the other hand, when the second setting method is used, the light 907 is turned on for 2 seconds longer than when the first setting method is set. It can be said that it is more preferable from the viewpoint of securing a certain lighting time of 907.

  Further, for example, when the set value of the lighting time of the light 907 is 20 seconds, but the measured value of the lighting time that has been turned on has passed 20 seconds, the movement of the person is finally not detected, and after that, during the turn-off delay time Assume that the non-detection state continues. In this case, in the first setting method, referring to a turn-off delay time table (not shown), the set value of the turn-off delay time is 5 seconds. On the other hand, in the second setting method, the set value of the turn-off delay time is 2 seconds as 10% of the measured value of the turn-on time. Accordingly, in the first setting method, the light 907 is lit for a total of 25 seconds, while in the second setting method, the light 907 is lit for a total of 22 seconds. In other words, whether the setting value of the turn-off delay time should be set by the first setting method or the second setting method depends on the measured value of the turn-on time of the light 907 up to the point when no human movement is detected. Depends on the length. Note that the set value of the turn-off delay time is set by any one of the first setting method and the second setting method.

  As a method for setting the turn-off delay time, the first setting method / second setting method can be selected by the operation switch (not shown) built in the sensor light 90 or by the smartphone 50 via the parent device 10. is there.

  The light 907 includes, for example, a white LED as a light source and a reflector that reflects light projected from the white LED forward. The light source is not limited to a white LED, but may be a color LED other than white LED, an incandescent lamp, a fluorescent lamp, a halogen lamp, a xenon lamp, or the like. In the present embodiment, a white LED that consumes less power and is close to natural light is used.

  The memory 904 stores a control program executed by the processor 901 and various data. The various data includes a setting information table (not shown), a turn-off delay time table (not shown), and the like.

  An illuminance sensor 905 as an example of the sensor senses ambient brightness and senses light in a wavelength region close to the wavelength of light felt by the human eye, that is, has a spectral sensitivity characteristic close to that of the human eye. A photodiode having the same; An image sensor may be used as the illuminance sensor 905. In this case, it is possible to obtain illuminance from the luminance value of each pixel of the image sensor and to acquire an image from the luminance value of all pixels.

  The operation sensor 906 as an example of the sensor has an LED and a photodiode, irradiates near infrared light from the LED toward the monitoring area, receives the reflected light by the photodiode, and based on a change in the reflected light, Detect human movement. In this example, the movement of a person is detected as an example of a moving body. However, the movement of a person such as a dog, a cat, or a structure such as a small or large vehicle or a robot is detected. May be. Here, near-infrared light is irradiated, but visible light, ultraviolet light, or the like may be irradiated, and the movement of the moving body may be detected from the change in reflected light. Further, instead of irradiating light, ultrasonic waves may be irradiated, and the movement of the moving body may be detected from the reflected waves. The motion sensor 906 detects the movement of the moving body. However, in the case of a moving body that is expected to be extremely small, the motion sensor 906 can detect the presence of the moving body without moving. Also good. For example, an infrared sensor (pyroelectric sensor) that is a PIR (Passive Infra Red) sensor may be used as the motion sensor 906 that senses infrared light emitted from the human body and that is a human sensor. When the current collecting sensor is used, it does not emit light as in the case of the LED, so that power saving can be achieved.

  The battery 908 is, for example, four single 1 batteries used as a power source for the sensor light 90. In addition, as a battery, you may use not only primary batteries, such as a manganese dry battery and an alkaline dry battery, but a rechargeable secondary battery, such as a nickel metal hydride battery, a lithium ion battery, and a lead battery. In this embodiment, a battery is used as the power source of the sensor light 90. However, instead of the battery, a power supply device that is connected to a commercial AC power source and converts the commercial AC power and outputs a predetermined voltage is incorporated. Also good.

(Operation of initial setting of wireless communication mode between base unit 10 and smartphone 50)
Next, an operation procedure for initial setting of a wireless communication mode to be performed in advance so that the parent device 10 and the smartphone 50 can perform wireless communication during actual use will be described with reference to FIGS. First, an overview of the initial setting of the wireless communication mode between the parent device 10 and the smartphone 50 will be described with reference to FIG.

  FIG. 10 is a flowchart illustrating an example of a procedure for determining a wireless communication mode with the parent device 10 in the smartphone 50 according to the first embodiment. In the following description, the initial setting of the wireless communication mode of the parent device 10 determines whether to perform the router connection mode or the soft AP mode so that the parent device 10 and the smartphone 50 can wirelessly communicate with each other. In any of the wireless communication modes, this is a process for registering the wireless communication connection destination of the base unit 10 in advance.

  In FIG. 10, when the smart phone 50 is connected to any wireless LAN wireless network (for example, WiFi (registered trademark)) at the start of initial setting for registering the connection destination in the wireless communication of the parent device 10. Judgment is made (S1).

  If it is determined that the smartphone 50 is already wirelessly connected to a wireless network of any wireless LAN (for example, a wireless LAN using the wireless router 60) (S1, YES), the smartphone 50 uses the wireless router 60. It is determined that the initial setting of the wireless communication mode with the base unit 10 is performed by the router connection mode (S2).

  On the other hand, when it is determined that the smartphone 50 is not wirelessly connected to any wireless network of the wireless LAN (S1, NO), the smartphone 50 is connected to the parent device 10 by the soft AP mode that does not use the wireless router 60. It is determined that the initial setting of the wireless communication mode is performed (S3).

  In other words, the smartphone 50 determines whether or not there is wireless communication via a wireless router (for example, the wireless router 60) using any wireless LAN at the start of initial setting for registering the connection destination in the wireless communication of the base unit 10. Accordingly, the wireless communication mode with the base unit 10 is determined as the router connection mode or the soft AP mode.

(Initial setting in router connection mode)
Next, details of the initial setting performed in step S2 of FIG. 10 will be described with reference to FIGS. 11, 12, 23, and 24. FIG. FIG. 11 is an explanatory diagram showing an example of an operation outline of the initial setting in the router connection mode. FIG. 12 is a flowchart illustrating an example of an initial setting operation procedure in the router connection mode in the smartphone 50 according to the first embodiment. 23 and 24 are sequence diagrams for explaining the operation procedure of the smartphone 50, the wireless router 60, and the parent device 10 in the initial setting in the router connection mode of the first embodiment.

  Hereinafter, the parent device may be referred to as “HUB” for convenience, and the smartphone may be referred to as “smartphone” for convenience. In FIG. 23 to FIG. 26 and FIG. 28, the smartphone OS processing unit 506a of the smartphone 50 is referred to as “smart phone OS” or simply “OS”, and the smartphone application processing unit 506b of the smartphone 50 is referred to as “smart phone application”.

  Here, various wireless networks “A”, “B”, and “C” used in the following description will be briefly described.

  The wireless network “A” is used when the wireless communication mode is initially set, and is a wireless network that can be used by the parent device 10. For this reason, base unit 10 holds the SSID of the wireless network (for example, “KX_HNB600_P”) in SSID list holding unit 109a.

  The wireless network “B” is used during actual operation in the soft AP mode after the initial setting of the wireless communication mode, and is a wireless network that can be used by each parent device 10. Similarly, base unit 10 holds the SSID of the wireless network (for example, “KX_HNB600_111111”) in SSID list holding unit 109a. “111111” is, for example, a MAC (Media Access Control) address of the parent device 10 and is information that can identify the parent device 10. That is, when a plurality of parent devices 10 are provided in the home monitoring system 5, the wireless network “A” is assigned a common SSID to all the parent devices 10, and the wireless network “B” is assigned to each individual parent device 10. Is given a unique SSID. As a result, even when a plurality of master units 10 are provided in the home monitoring system 5, the initial setting of the wireless communication mode between the smartphone 50 and the master unit 10 can be performed correctly, and no interference occurs even during actual operation. Can be prevented.

  The wireless network “C” is a wireless network that can be used by the wireless router 60 and is used in the router connection mode at the initial setting of the wireless communication mode and during actual operation. For this reason, the smartphone 50 that can be connected to the wireless router 60 at the start of the initial setting holds the SSID of the wireless network “C” in the SSID list holding unit 506c.

  As shown in FIGS. 11 and 23, as a premise of initial setting in the router connection mode, the base unit 10, the wireless router 60, and the smartphone OS processing unit 506a are already activated, and the smartphone application processing unit 506b is not activated. . Further, it is assumed that the wireless router 60 is not registered in the base unit 10 as a connection destination of wireless communication in the router connection mode.

  As shown in FIG. 23, the wireless router 60 is outputting radio waves for the wireless network “C” using the wireless LAN used in the router connection mode (S41), and the smartphone 50 communicates with the wireless router 60. Wirelessly connected to each other (S42), it is possible to receive radio waves for the wireless network "C".

  12 and 23, when an icon (not shown) of a home network application that can be used in the home monitoring system 5 of the present embodiment is tapped on the display / operation unit 503 by a user operation, the smartphone 50 The network application is activated (S43). Further, the smartphone 50 displays an installation state confirmation screen (see FIG. 13) of the parent device 10 on the display / operation unit 503 in order to prompt the user to register the wireless communication connection destination of the parent device 10 (S11, S44). ).

  FIG. 13 is a diagram illustrating a display example of the installation state confirmation screen of the parent device 10. In the installation status confirmation screen of base unit 10 shown in FIG. 13, a message MS1 for prompting the user to insert the plug of base unit 10 and instructing to wait until the LED of base unit 10 stops blinking thereafter. When the LED of the master unit 10 stops blinking, a message MS2 for instructing a button to be pressed according to the color to be lit on the LED of the master unit 10 is displayed. Which color the LED is lit is determined by the base unit 10 based on whether or not the wireless communication connection destination is registered. Here, when yellow (YELLOW) is lit, it indicates that the connection destination of the parent device 10 is not registered, and when green (GREEN) or red (RED) is lit, the connection destination of the parent device 10 is registered. Is shown.

  As a result of the user visually confirming that the green or red color is lit, when the “Add This Mobile Device” button corresponding to the green or red color is pressed on the display / operation unit 503, the master device 10 is connected to the router. Since the wireless communication connection destination in the mode has already been registered (S12, NO), the process of the smartphone 50 proceeds to step S20.

  On the other hand, when the user visually confirms that the yellow color is lit, when the “Set up the Hub” button corresponding to the yellow color is pressed on the display / operation unit 503 (S45), the master unit 10 receives the router. Since the connection destination of the wireless communication in the connection mode is unregistered (S12, YES), the process of the smartphone 50 proceeds to step S13. That is, the smartphone 50 displays an operation prompt screen (see FIG. 14) of the base unit 10 to prompt the user to output (radiate) radio waves (for example, WiFi (registered trademark)) to the base unit 10. / Displayed on the operation unit 503 (S13, S46).

  FIG. 14 is a diagram showing a display example of an operation prompt screen of base unit 10 at the time of initial setting in the router connection mode. In the operation prompting screen shown in FIG. 14, the user is prompted to press the “Wifi SETUP” button provided in the operation unit 105 of the parent device 10, and the LED of the parent device 10 blinks in yellow by the pressing. A message MS3 for teaching is displayed. The fact that the LED of the base unit 10 blinks in yellow indicates that the radio wave for the wireless network “A” is being output.

  When the “Wifi SETUP” button of the parent device 10 is pressed by a user operation (S47), after the LED of the parent device 10 blinks yellow, the parent device 10 is for the wireless network “A” of WiFi (registered trademark). Are output (radiated) (S48).

  When the smart phone 50 receives the radio wave for the wireless network “A” output from the parent device 10, the smart phone OS processing unit 506a detects the radio wave for the wireless network “A” (S49). Based on the detection of the smartphone OS processing unit 506a, the smartphone 50 confirms the output of the radio wave for the wireless network “A” from the parent device 10 in the smartphone application processing unit 506b (S50). Then, in the smartphone 50, the smartphone application processing unit 506b instructs the smartphone OS processing unit 506a to switch the wireless LAN connection destination to the SSID corresponding to the wireless network “A” (S51). In the smartphone OS processing unit 506a, the smartphone 50 changes the connection destination of the wireless LAN from the connection destination (that is, the wireless router 60) in the currently connected wireless network “C” to the connection destination (that is, in the wireless network “A”). The base unit 10) is changed and wirelessly connected (S14, S52). Thereby, the main | base station 10 and the smart phone 50 can be directly wirelessly communicated temporarily (S53).

  After changing the connection destination in step S14, the smartphone 50 directly transmits a message indicating that wireless connection and wireless communication are performed in the router connection mode to the base unit 10 in the smartphone application processing unit 506b (S15, S54). Note that the router connection mode is used because, as described with reference to FIG. 10, when the initial setting of registration of the connection destination of the wireless communication of the base unit 10 is started, the smartphone 50 is a wireless network of any wireless LAN. This is because it was connected to (specifically, a wireless router).

  Since the smartphone 50 holds the SSID of the wireless network “C” used in the router connection mode, a password input screen (see FIG. 15) for a password (connection password) corresponding to this SSID is displayed on the display / operation unit 503. (S16, S55).

  FIG. 15 is a diagram illustrating a display example of the password setting screen for the SSID password in the router connection mode. In the password setting screen shown in FIG. 15, an SSID display that teaches that “smartdect-g2” is used as the SSID when the base unit 10 uses a wireless network “C” of a wireless LAN (for example, WiFi (registered trademark)). An area SID1 and an input area PW1 for setting a password (connection password) corresponding to the SSID of “smartdect-g2” are displayed. “Smartdect-g2” is the SSID of the wireless router 60 for relaying when the base unit 10 and the smartphone 50 perform wireless communication in the router connection mode.

  When the “NEXT” button is pressed after the user inputs “AAA123456” in the password setting screen input area PW1 shown in FIG. 15 (S56), the smartphone 50 is displayed on the password setting screen. The SSID (that is, “smartdect-g2”) and the input password (that is, “AAA123456”) are stored in the storage unit 504 as setting information related to the connection destination of the parent device 10 and transmitted to the parent device 10 (S17). , S57).

  After transmitting the SSID and password to the parent device 10, the smartphone 50 displays the standby screen (see FIG. 16) on the completion of the wireless connection switching of the parent device 10 on the display / operation unit 503, while the parent device 10 wirelessly It waits until the connection switching from the network “A” to the wireless network “C” is completed (S18, S58).

  FIG. 16 is a diagram illustrating a display example of a standby screen for completion of switching of the wireless connection of the parent device 10. The standby screen shown in FIG. 16 indicates that it takes a maximum of 3 minutes for the base unit 10 to complete the connection switching from the wireless network “A” to the wireless network “C”. However, 3 minutes is an example, and it goes without saying that there may be some increase or decrease depending on the connection status.

  When the base unit 10 receives the SSID and password transmitted from the smartphone 50 in step S57, the base unit 10 connects the wireless router 60 used in the wireless network “C” specified by the SSID and password to the wireless communication in the router connection mode. Register as a destination. Thereby, the base unit 10 stops the output (radiation) of the radio wave for the wireless network “A” (S59), and switches the connection destination of the wireless communication to the wireless router 60 of the wireless network “C” (S60). Wireless connection can be established with the wireless router 60 (S61).

  When the parent device 10 completes connection switching from the wireless network “A” to the wireless network “C”, the smartphone 50 does not receive radio waves for the wireless network “A”. For this reason, when the smartphone 50 does not receive the radio wave for a certain period of time, it displays the search screen (see FIG. 17) of the base unit 10 on the display / operation unit 503 while the connection destination of the wireless communication is currently connected. The connection destination in the wireless network “A” (that is, the parent device 10) is returned to the connection destination (that is, the wireless router 60) in the wireless network “C” (S19, S62). Thereby, the smartphone 50 switches the wireless communication connection destination to the wireless router 60 of the wireless network “C”, so that the smartphone 50 can wirelessly connect to the wireless router 60 (S63). Thus, in the router connection mode, the wireless communication connection destination of the parent device 10 is registered, and the initial setting (setup) of the parent device 10 is completed (S64).

  FIG. 17 is a diagram illustrating a display example of the searching screen of the parent device 10. In the searching screen shown in FIG. 17, it may take about 20 seconds for the smartphone 50 to search for a parent device (specifically, the parent device 10) that can be wirelessly connected via the wireless router 60 and to complete the search. It is shown. However, 20 seconds is an example, and it goes without saying that there may be some increase or decrease depending on the connection status.

  After step S19, the smartphone 50 displays the operation prompt screen (see FIG. 18) of the parent device 10 on the display / operation unit 503 (S20, S65). Here, the reason why the operation prompt screen of the base unit 10 is displayed on the smartphone 50 (in other words, the reason why the user presses the “Wifi SETUP” button of the base unit 10) is that the base unit 10 connected to the wireless router 60 is connected. This is because even if there are a plurality of devices, a signal for identifying the parent device is transmitted to the corresponding parent device 10 via the wireless router 60 in order to identify the parent device connected to the smartphone 50.

  FIG. 18 is a diagram illustrating a display example of the operation prompt screen of the parent device 10 after the connection destination of the wireless communication of the parent device 10 is registered in the router connection mode. On the operation prompting screen shown in FIG. 18, a message MS4 for prompting the user to press the “Wifi SETUP” button provided on the operation unit 105 of the parent device 10 for one second is displayed. Unlike the operation prompt screen shown in FIG. 14, in the operation prompt screen shown in FIG. 18, since the wireless communication connection destination of the base unit 10 is registered in the router connection mode, the base unit 10 and the smartphone 50 A wireless router 60 is shown in between.

  Even if a plurality of parent devices are wirelessly connected to the wireless router 60, when the “Wifi SETUP” button is pressed by a user operation (S66), the parent device whose “Wifi SETUP” button is pressed A signal for identifying (a signal for identifying itself) is transmitted to the wireless router 60. The wireless router 60 receives a signal for identifying itself transmitted from the parent device. Further, the smartphone 50 searches for the parent device 10 (in other words, the parent device that has transmitted the above-described identification signal) through which the user has pressed the “Wifi SETUP” button via the wireless router 60 (S21, S67). ). Accordingly, even if a plurality of parent devices are wirelessly connected to the wireless router 60, the smartphone 50 can wirelessly connect to the target parent device 10 via the wireless router 60 in the router connection mode. Communication is also possible.

  After the smartphone 50 can wirelessly connect to the parent device 10 via the wireless router 60, the password setting screen or password input screen for a login password for logging in to the parent device 10 (see FIG. 19). Is displayed on the display / operation unit 503 (S22). For example, when the login password set by the user operation is not registered (that is, in the initial state) (S68), the smartphone 50 displays the password setting screen illustrated in FIG. 19 on the display / operation unit 503. On the other hand, the smartphone 50 displays the password input screen shown in FIG. 19 on the display / operation unit 503 when, for example, the login password set by the user operation is registered (that is, not in the initial state) (S69). indicate.

  FIG. 19 is a diagram illustrating a display example of a password setting screen or a password input screen for a login password for logging in to the base unit 10 in the router connection mode or the soft AP mode. In the password setting screen shown in FIG. 19, an input area PW2 for setting a login password for the smartphone 50 to log in to the parent device 10 is displayed. When a login password is input to the input area PW2 by the user operation and the OK button is pressed, the smartphone 50 registers and saves a login password for allowing the smartphone 50 to log in to the parent device 10, and the login password. Is sent to the base unit 10 for notification (S70). Master device 10 stores the login password transmitted from smartphone 50. For example, the login password is stored in the storage unit 504 of the smartphone 50 and further stored in the storage unit 103 of the parent device 10.

  The smartphone 50 displays a name setting screen (see FIG. 20) for setting the names (Name) of the parent device 10 and the smartphone 50 on the display / operation unit 503 (S23, S71).

  FIG. 20 is a diagram illustrating a display example of a name setting screen for setting the names of the parent device 10 and the smartphone 50. On the name setting screen shown in FIG. 20, the name input area IP1 for inputting the name of the parent device 10 with which the smartphone 50 is wirelessly communicated in the router connection mode, and the name input for inputting the name of the smartphone 50 itself. Area IP2 is displayed. When the name of the base unit 10 (for example, “Home 1”) is input to the name input area IP1 and the name of the smartphone 50 (for example “AAA 1”) is input to the name input area IP2 by the user operation, and the OK button is pressed, The smartphone 50 registers the names of the parent device 10 and the smartphone 50 in association with each other. Each name of the main | base station 10 and the smart phone 50 is preserve | saved in the memory | storage part 504, for example. This completes registration (ie, initial setting) of the wireless communication connection destination of the base unit 10 in the router connection mode (S72), and normal home network applications after the initial setting can be used.

(Initial setting in soft AP mode)
Next, details of the initial setting performed in step S3 of FIG. 10 will be described with reference to FIGS. 21, 22, 25, and 26. FIG. FIG. 21 is an explanatory diagram showing an example of an operation outline of initial setting in the soft AP mode. FIG. 22 is a flowchart illustrating an example of an initial setting operation procedure in the soft AP mode in the smartphone 50 according to the first embodiment. 25 and 26 are sequence diagrams for explaining the operation procedure of the smartphone 50 and the parent device 10 in the initial setting in the soft AP mode of the first embodiment. 22, 25, and 26, the same processes as those in FIGS. 12, 23, and 24 are given the same step numbers, and the description thereof is simplified or omitted, and different contents are described. .

  As shown in FIGS. 21 and 25, as a premise of initial setting in the soft AP mode, the base unit 10 and the smartphone OS processing unit 506a have already been activated, and the smartphone application processing unit 506b has not been activated. At the start of the initial setting of the soft AP mode, the base unit 10 corresponds to the SSID of the wireless network “B” used with the smartphone 50 as a connection destination of the wireless communication in the soft AP mode. Assume that no password is registered.

  22 and 25, the smartphone 50 activates the home network application (S43). Further, the smartphone 50 displays an installation state confirmation screen (see FIG. 13) of the parent device 10 on the display / operation unit 503 in order to prompt the user to register the wireless communication connection destination of the parent device 10 (S11, S44). ).

  When the user visually confirms that the green or red light is lit, when the “Add This Mobile Device” button corresponding to the green or red color is pressed on the display / operation unit 503, the base unit 10 receives the soft AP. Since the wireless communication connection destination in the mode has already been registered (S12, NO), the process of the smartphone 50 proceeds to step S13.

  On the other hand, as a result of the user visually confirming that the yellow color has been lit, when the “Set up the Hub” button corresponding to the yellow color is pressed on the display / operation unit 503 (S45), Since the wireless communication connection destination in the AP mode is unregistered (S12, YES), the process of the smartphone 50 proceeds to step S13. That is, the smartphone 50 displays an operation prompt screen (see FIG. 14) of the base unit 10 to prompt the user to output (radiate) radio waves (for example, WiFi (registered trademark)) to the base unit 10. / Displayed on the operation unit 503 (S13, S46).

  When the “Wifi SETUP” button of the parent device 10 is pressed by a user operation (S47), after the LED of the parent device 10 blinks yellow, the parent device 10 is for the wireless network “A” of WiFi (registered trademark). Are output (radiated) (S48). When the smart phone 50 receives the radio wave for the wireless network “A” output from the parent device 10, the smart phone OS processing unit 506a detects the radio wave for the wireless network “A” (S49). Based on the detection of the smartphone OS processing unit 506a, the smartphone 50 confirms the output of the radio wave for the wireless network “A” from the parent device 10 in the smartphone application processing unit 506b (S50). Then, in the smartphone 50, the smartphone application processing unit 506b instructs the smartphone OS processing unit 506a to switch the wireless LAN connection destination to the SSID corresponding to the wireless network “A” (S51). In the smartphone OS processing unit 506a, the smartphone 50 establishes a wireless LAN connection destination as a connection destination (that is, the parent device 10) in the wireless network “A” and performs wireless connection (S14A, S52A). Thereby, the main | base station 10 and the smart phone 50 can perform radio | wireless communication directly (S53).

  After setting the connection destination in step S14A, the smartphone 50 directly transmits a message indicating that wireless connection and wireless communication are performed in the soft AP mode to the base unit 10 in the smartphone application processing unit 506b (S15A, S54A). Note that the soft AP mode is used because, as described with reference to FIG. 10, when the initial setting for registration of the connection destination of the wireless communication of the base unit 10 is started, the smartphone 50 has any wireless LAN wireless network ( More specifically, it was not connected to a wireless router.

  When receiving the message indicating that wireless connection and wireless communication are performed in the soft AP mode, the base unit 10 acquires the SSID of the wireless network “B” used when performing wireless connection and wireless communication in the soft AP mode from the SSID list holding unit 109a. Then, the SSID is notified to the smartphone 50 (S81).

  When the smartphone 50 receives the SSID of the wireless network “B” transmitted from the parent device 10 (S31), the smartphone 50 displays a password setting screen (see FIG. 27) for the password (connection password) for the received SSID. (S16A, S55A).

  FIG. 27 is a diagram showing a display example of the password setting screen for the SSID password in the soft AP mode. In the password setting screen shown in FIG. 27, an input area PW3 for setting a password (connection password) corresponding to the SSID of the wireless network “B” used in the soft AP mode notified from the parent device 10 is displayed.

  When the smartphone 50 inputs “AAA123456” to the input area PW3 of the password setting screen shown in FIG. 27, for example, and then presses the “OK” button (S56A), the SSID of the wireless network “B” is displayed. Is stored in the storage unit 504 as setting information regarding the connection destination of the parent device 10 and transmitted to the parent device 10 (S17A, S57A).

  After transmitting the SSID and password to the base unit 10, the smartphone 50 instructs the restart to switch to radio wave output on the wireless network “B” (S 32, S 82), and waits for the completion of the restart of the base unit 10. While displaying the middle screen (see FIG. 16) on the display / operation unit 503, the system waits for the completion of the restart of the parent device 10 (S33).

  The standby screen shown in FIG. 16 indicates that it takes up to 3 minutes for the base unit 10 to complete the restart in order to switch the connection from the wireless network “A” to the wireless network “B”. However, 3 minutes is an example, and it goes without saying that there may be some increase or decrease depending on the connection status.

  When receiving the restart instruction transmitted from the smartphone 50 in step S82, the base unit 10 restarts to switch the output from the currently outputting wireless network “A” to the wireless network “B” (S83). ). Thereby, base unit 10 registers the password corresponding to the SSID notified in step S57A as setting information regarding smartphone 50 as a connection destination of wireless communication in the soft AP mode. The base unit 10 stops the output (radiation) of the radio wave for the wireless network “A” by restarting.

  When the base unit 10 stops the output (radiation) of the radio network “A” by restarting, the smartphone 50 does not receive the radio wave for a certain period of time, so the output of the radio network “A” is stopped. Detect (S84). Moreover, since the smart phone 50 has not detected completion of restart of the main | base station 10 at this time, it waits until it can detect completion of restart of the main | base station 10 (S85).

  Base unit 10 starts output (radiation) of radio waves for wireless network “B” by restarting (S86).

  The smartphone 50 detects the radio wave for the wireless network “B” output from the parent device 10 in the smartphone OS processing unit 506a (S87). Based on the detection of the smartphone OS processing unit 506a, the smartphone 50 confirms the output of the radio wave for the wireless network “B” from the parent device 10 in the smartphone application processing unit 506b (S88). Then, in the smartphone 50, the smartphone application processing unit 506b instructs the smartphone OS processing unit 506a to switch the wireless LAN connection destination to the SSID corresponding to the wireless network “B” (S89). In the smartphone OS processing unit 506a, the smartphone 50 establishes a wireless LAN connection destination by setting the connection destination (that is, the parent device 10) in the currently connected wireless network “B” (S34, S90). As a result, the base unit 10 and the smartphone 50 can directly wirelessly communicate with each other in the soft AP mode. In the soft AP mode, the base unit 10 uses the wireless network “B” used with the smartphone 50 as a connection destination of the wireless communication. This means that the password corresponding to the SSID is registered as the setting information related to the smartphone 50, and the initial setting (setup) of the parent device 10 is completed (S91).

  On the other hand, if the registration (that is, initial setting) of the wireless communication connection destination of the base unit 10 has been completed in the soft AP mode (S12, NO), the smartphone 50 is connected to the base unit 10 via a wireless LAN (for example, WiFi (registered trademark)). ) Is displayed on the display / operation unit 503 (S13, S92).

  When the “Wifi SETUP” button of the parent device 10 is pressed by a user operation (S93), the LED of the parent device 10 blinks in yellow, and then the parent device 10 is for the WiFi (registered trademark) wireless network “B”. Are output (radiated) (S94). When the smartphone 50 receives the radio wave for the wireless network “B” output from the parent device 10, the smartphone OS processing unit 506a detects the radio wave for the wireless network “B” (S95). Based on the detection by the smartphone OS processing unit 506a, the smartphone 50 confirms the output of the radio wave for the wireless network “B” from the parent device 10 in the smartphone application processing unit 506b (S96).

  The smartphone 50 displays a password input screen (see FIG. 27) of a password (connection password) for the SSID of the wireless network “B” on the display / operation unit 503 (S16AA, S97). When a password is input on the password input screen by a user operation (S98), the smartphone 50 determines whether the input password is correct (S35). Only when the correct password is input (S35, YES), the smartphone 50 uses the smartphone OS processing unit 506a so that the smartphone application processing unit 506b switches the wireless LAN connection destination to the SSID corresponding to the wireless network “B”. (S99). In the smartphone OS processing unit 506a, the smartphone 50 establishes a wireless LAN connection destination as a connection destination (that is, the parent device 10) in the wireless network “B” and performs wireless connection (S14AA, S100). Thereby, the main | base station 10 and the smart phone 50 can perform radio | wireless communication directly (S101).

  After the smartphone 50 can directly establish a wireless connection with the parent device 10 (S102), a login password password setting screen or a password input screen (see FIG. 19) for logging in to the parent device 10 is displayed. The information is displayed on the display / operation unit 503 (S22). For example, when the login password set by the user operation is not registered (that is, in the initial state) (S68A), the smartphone 50 displays the password setting screen illustrated in FIG. 19 on the display / operation unit 503. On the other hand, the smartphone 50 displays the password input screen shown in FIG. 19 on the display / operation unit 503 when, for example, the login password set by the user operation is registered (that is, not in the initial state) (S69A). indicate.

  When a login password is input to the input area PW2 by the user operation and the OK button is pressed, the smartphone 50 registers and saves a login password for allowing the smartphone 50 to log in to the parent device 10, and the login password. Is transmitted to the base unit 10 for notification (S70A). Master device 10 stores the login password transmitted from smartphone 50. For example, the login password is stored in the storage unit 504 of the smartphone 50 and further stored in the storage unit 103 of the parent device 10.

  The smartphone 50 displays a name setting screen (see FIG. 20) for setting the names of the parent device 10 and the smartphone 50 on the display / operation unit 503 (S23, S71A).

  When the name of the base unit 10 (for example, “Home 1”) is input to the name input area IP1 and the name of the smartphone 50 (for example “AAA 1”) is input to the name input area IP2 by the user operation, and the OK button is pressed, The smartphone 50 registers the names of the parent device 10 and the smartphone 50 in association with each other. Each name of the main | base station 10 and the smart phone 50 is preserve | saved in the memory | storage part 504, for example. As a result, registration (that is, initial setting) of the wireless communication connection destination of base unit 10 in the soft AP mode is completed (S72A), and normal home network applications after the initial setting can be used.

  As described above, in the home monitoring system 5 of the present embodiment, when the setting information related to the connection destination in the wireless communication of the parent device 10 is not registered in the parent device 10, the smartphone 50 starts the wireless router 60 at the start of registration setting. The wireless communication mode with the base unit 10 is determined according to the presence / absence of wireless communication via the wireless LAN. The smartphone 50 acquires the setting information (for example, SSID, password) related to the connection destination corresponding to the determined wireless communication mode, and the setting information related to the connection destination corresponding to the wireless communication mode and the fact that wireless communication is performed in the determined wireless communication mode Is transmitted to the base unit 10. Master device 10 registers setting information related to the connection destination transmitted from smartphone 50.

  As a result, the home monitoring system 5 can perform the initial setting of communication between the parent device 10 and the smartphone 50 regardless of the presence or absence of the wireless router 60 in the wireless communication between the parent device 10 of the fixed telephone and the smartphone 50 possessed by the user. Depending on the wireless connection status of the smartphone 50, the initial setting of communication between the parent device 10 and the smartphone 50 can be easily performed, and user convenience can be improved.

  In addition, when the smartphone 50 has already performed wireless connection via the wireless router 60 at the start of registration setting, the smartphone 50 determines the wireless communication mode with the parent device 10 as the router connection mode. The smartphone 50 is set by user operation so as to correspond to the router connection information of the wireless router 60 (for example, the SSID corresponding to the wireless network “C” and the SSID) as the setting information regarding the connection destination corresponding to the router connection mode. Password) to base unit 10. Accordingly, if the wireless router 60 already exists at the start of registration setting and the smartphone 50 and the wireless router 60 are connected, the wireless communication between the parent device 10 and the smartphone 50 using the wireless router 60 is possible. Communication initial settings are possible. Further, since both the parent device 10 and the smartphone 50 can be wirelessly connected to the wireless router 60, both the parent device 10 and the smartphone 50 can be connected to the Internet 65. Therefore, the smartphone 50 can be connected to the parent device 10 at home. External connection is also possible.

  In addition, the smartphone 50 holds identification information (for example, SSID) of wireless communication in the router connection mode in advance, displays a password setting screen corresponding to the identification information of wireless communication on the display / operation unit 503, and sets the password setting screen. The password input by the user operation is transmitted to the base unit 10 as router connection information. Thereby, the initial setting of the router connection mode between the parent device 10 and the smartphone 50 can be simplified by a simple user operation on the smartphone 50.

  In addition, when the smartphone 50 does not perform wireless connection via the wireless router 60 at the start of registration setting, the smartphone 50 determines the wireless communication mode with the parent device 10 as the direct connection mode (that is, the soft AP mode). . The smartphone 50 transmits to the parent device 10 that wireless communication is performed in the soft AP mode. As a result, if there is no wireless router 60 at the start of registration setting, an increase in cost can be suppressed without purchasing and preparing the wireless router 60, and wireless communication between the parent device 10 and the smartphone 50 can be suppressed. Initial setting is possible. Moreover, the main | base station 10 can grasp | ascertain that it communicates by radio | wireless between the smart phones 50 in soft AP mode.

  Further, when receiving the wireless communication in the soft AP mode transmitted from the smartphone 50, the base unit 10 transmits wireless communication identification information (for example, SSID) used in the soft AP mode to the smartphone 50. The smartphone 50 displays a password setting screen corresponding to the SSID transmitted from the parent device 10 on the display / operation unit 503, and transmits the password input by the user operation on the password setting screen to the parent device 10 as terminal connection information. To do. Thereby, the initial setting of the soft AP mode between the parent device 10 and the smartphone 50 can be simplified by a simple user operation on the smartphone 50.

(Second Embodiment)
Since the internal configuration of the home monitoring system 5 of the second embodiment is the same as the internal configuration of the home monitoring system 5 of the first embodiment described above, the description of the same contents is simplified or omitted, and the different contents Will be described.

(Change from soft AP mode to router connection mode)
FIG. 28 is a diagram illustrating an example of a screen transition that accompanies a switching operation on the smartphone 50 from the soft AP mode to the router connection mode. FIGS. 29 and 30 are sequence diagrams illustrating operation procedures of the smartphone 50, the wireless router 60, and the parent device 10 in switching from the soft AP mode to the router connection mode according to the second embodiment.

  As shown in FIG. 29, as a premise for changing from the soft AP mode to the router connection mode, the base unit 10, the wireless router 60, and the smartphone OS processing unit 506a are already activated, and the smartphone application processing unit 506b is not activated. .

  The smartphone 50 is wirelessly connected to the wireless router 60 (S111).

  When the initial setting in the soft AP mode described in the first embodiment is completed and an icon (not shown) of a home network application is tapped on the display / operation unit 503 by a user operation, the smartphone 50 The application is activated (S112). The smartphone 50 displays an operation prompt screen of the base unit 10 on the display / operation unit 503 in order to prompt the user to output (radiate) radio waves (for example, WiFi (registered trademark)) of the base unit 10 to the base unit 10. (S113). Here, the radio wave of the wireless LAN (for example, WiFi (registered trademark)) corresponds to the radio wave of the wireless network “B” in the first embodiment.

  By user operation (S114), base unit 10 outputs (radiates) radio waves of a wireless LAN (for example, WiFi (registered trademark)) (S115).

  When the smartphone 50 receives a wireless LAN (for example, WiFi (registered trademark)) radio wave output from the parent device 10, the smartphone OS processing unit 506 a detects the radio wave (S 116). Based on the detection of the smartphone OS processing unit 506a, the smartphone 50 confirms the output of the radio wave (for example, WiFi (registered trademark)) from the parent device 10 in the smartphone application processing unit 506b. Then, in the smartphone 50, the smartphone application processing unit 506b switches the wireless LAN connection destination from the wireless router 60 in the router connection mode to the parent device 10 in the soft AP mode (S117). Thereby, the main | base station 10 and the smart phone 50 can be directly wirelessly communicated temporarily (S118).

  In the smartphone 50, the smartphone application processing unit 506b detects that the smartphone OS processing unit 506a has switched the wireless connection with the wireless router 60 in step S111 to the wireless connection with the parent device 10 in step S117 (S119). . The smartphone application processing unit 506b displays the normal operation screen CT1 of FIG. 28 on the display / operation unit 503 (S120).

  When the icon IC1 displayed in the upper right part of the normal operation screen CT1 is tapped by a user operation (S121), the smartphone 50 superimposes the submenu screen CT2 on the normal operation screen CT1 and displays it on the display / operation unit 503. It is displayed (S122).

  In order to change the wireless connection mode from the soft AP mode to the router connection mode, the user taps and selects the icon IC2 of “Change Connection” on the submenu screen CT2. By the tap operation, the smartphone 50 displays a connection mode switching screen CT3 indicating a list of SSIDs of the wireless networks stored in the storage unit 504 on the display / operation unit 503. The smartphone 50 may display a connection mode switching screen CT3 indicating a list of SSIDs of wireless networks recognized as being currently connected on the display / operation unit 503. The SSID of the parent device 10 to which the smartphone 50 is currently connected in the soft AP mode is “smartdect-g1”, for example.

  When the record IC3 “smartdect-g2” indicating the SSID of the wireless router 60 is tapped by the user operation from the list on the connection mode switching screen CT3 (S123), the smartphone 50 selects the SSID selected by the user operation. A password input screen CT4 for a password corresponding to (connection password) is displayed on the display / operation unit 503 (S124). Here, the SSID of “smartdect-g2” indicates the SSID of the wireless router 60 used in the router connection mode.

  When “12345678” is input to the password input area PW4 of the password input screen CT4 by the user operation and the “Next” button is pressed (S125), the smartphone 50 is input with the SSID selected by the user operation. The base unit 10 is notified of the password (S126), and a screen CT5 indicating that the base unit 10 is being notified is displayed on the display / operation unit 503.

  When the base unit 10 receives the SSID and password transmitted from the smartphone 50 in step S126, the base unit 10 stops the output of the radio wave started in step S115 (S127). Master device 10 registers wireless router 60 used in the wireless LAN (for example, WiFi (registered trademark)) specified by the SSID and password as a connection destination of wireless communication in the router connection mode. As a result, the base unit 10 switches the wireless communication connection destination to the wireless router 60 (S128), so that it can wirelessly connect to the wireless router 60 (S129).

  When the base unit 10 stops outputting the radio wave started to be output in step S115, the smartphone 50 does not receive the radio wave. For this reason, when the smartphone 50 does not receive the radio wave for a certain period of time, the connection destination of the wireless communication is returned to the original wireless router 60 (S130). Thereby, the smart phone 50 can be wirelessly connected to the wireless router 60 (S131). Thereafter, the base unit 10 can confirm the wireless connection with the home network application of the smartphone 50 via the wireless router 60 and can perform wireless communication (S132). Similarly, the smartphone 50 can confirm the wireless connection with the parent device 10 via the wireless router 60, displays the normal operation screen CT1 on the display / operation unit 503, and communicates with the parent device 10 via the wireless router 60. Wireless communication can be performed (S133).

  As described above, in the home monitoring system 5 of the present embodiment, when the parent device 10 and the smartphone 50 are directly wirelessly communicating in the soft AP mode, the smartphone 50 is in the wireless communication mode between the parent device 10 and the smartphone 50. The connection mode switching screen CT3 is displayed on the display / operation unit 503. When an SSID used in the router connection mode is selected by a user operation on the connection mode switching screen CT3, the smartphone 50 selects router connection information including the selected SSID (specifically, the selected SSID and the user operation). ) Is transmitted to the base unit 10. The base unit 10 performs registration for switching the wireless communication connection destination to the wireless router 60 using the router connection information transmitted from the smartphone 50.

  As a result, the home monitoring system 5 allows the soft AP to directly connect the base unit 10 and the smartphone 50 for the wide use of the smartphone 50, for example, when the user purchases the wireless router 60 and completes the initial setting. It is possible to switch from the mode to a router connection mode in which the base unit 10 and the smartphone 50 are connected via the wireless router 60, and user convenience can be improved.

  Further, when the SSID for wireless communication is selected, the smartphone 50 displays a password input screen for a password corresponding to the selected SSID on the display / operation unit 503, and includes a router including a password input by a user operation. The connection information is transmitted to the parent device 10. Thereby, the change of the wireless connection mode from the soft AP mode to the router connection mode between the parent device 10 and the smartphone 50 can be simplified by a simple user operation on the smartphone 50.

  As mentioned above, although embodiment was described referring drawings, it cannot be overemphasized that this invention is not limited to this example. It will be apparent to those skilled in the art that various changes and modifications can be made within the scope of the claims, and these are naturally within the technical scope of the present invention. Understood.

  In the second embodiment described above, the change of the wireless communication mode from the soft AP mode to the router connection mode has been described. However, in the present invention, the change of the wireless communication mode from the router connection mode to the soft AP mode is excluded. is not. Specifically, when the user desires to change the wireless communication mode from the router connection mode to the soft AP mode, the user performs an initialization operation for setting the wireless communication mode on the smartphone 50. Thereby, the smartphone 50 resets the contents of the initial settings described in the first embodiment, and further instructs the parent device 10 to reset the contents of the initial settings. When receiving the reset instruction from the smartphone 50, the parent device 10 similarly resets the contents of the initial settings described in the first embodiment. Thereby, it becomes possible to return the base unit 10 and the smartphone 50 to the initial setting state. Further, the soft AP mode may be initialized so that the soft AP mode can be used thereafter.

  The present invention switches from a wireless communication mode in which a parent device and a smartphone are directly connected to a wireless communication mode in which the parent device and a smartphone are connected via a wireless router according to a user's purpose of use. This is useful as an in-home monitoring system and a wireless communication mode switching method that improve the usability of the user.

5 Home monitoring system 8 Home 10 Master unit (HUB)
20, 20A, 20B Cordless cordless handset 30 Camera 30A Indoor camera 30B Surveillance camera 40 Sensor 40A, 40B Human sensor 40C Smoke sensor 40D Window sensor 50 Smartphone 60 Wireless router 70 Mobile phone 75 Mobile phone network 80 Smart plug 85 Fixed phone network 90 Sensor light 101 Fixed telephone line I / F unit 103, 242, 303, 442, 504, 842 Storage unit 104, 243, 304, 505 Voice input / output control unit 105, 244, 305, 841 Operation unit 106, 245, 845 Display Unit 107, 248, 318, 448, 848, 902 DECT wireless I / F unit 108, 249, 317, 449, 849, 903 DECT protocol control unit 109, 247, 309, 447, 506, 847 control unit 109a, 5 06c SSID list holding unit 110 Call control unit 112 Audio stream processing unit 115, 316 Image memory control unit 116, 315 Image memory 117, 255, 307, 515 Audio bus 121, 321, 507 Wireless LAN control unit 122, 322, 508 Wireless LAN communication I / F unit 126 Slave unit / mobile terminal charging unit 127 USB communication I / F unit 128, 251, 328, 512 Microphones 129, 252, 329, 513 Speaker 250, 550 Secondary battery 312 Imaging unit 313 Infrared sensor 314 Power supply unit 445 Display lamp 450 Rechargeable battery 453 Sensor unit 501 3G / 4G wireless I / F unit 502 3G / 4G protocol control unit 503 Display / operation unit (touch panel)
506a Smartphone OS processing unit 506b Smartphone application processing unit 511 USB communication I / F unit 514 Monitoring function control unit 800 Fixed telephone 851 Plug terminal 852 Outlet terminal 853 Solenoid coil 850, 854 Switch unit 855 Current detection element 901 Processor 901x Lighting duration measurement timer 901y Light-off delay time measurement timer 901z Light-up time measurement timer 904 Memory 905 Illuminance sensor 906 Operation sensor 907 Light 908 Battery

Claims (3)

  1. A master unit capable of wireless communication with at least one electric device installed in the house;
    A home monitoring system including a mobile phone terminal having a display input unit, wirelessly communicable with the parent device via a wireless router, and capable of direct wireless communication with the parent device Because
    The mobile phone terminal holds identification information of wireless communication for wireless communication between the base unit and the mobile phone terminal via the wireless router,
    When the base unit and the mobile phone terminal are directly performing wireless communication, the mobile phone terminal displays a screen for switching a wireless communication mode between the base unit and the mobile phone terminal on the display input unit. When the identification information of the wireless communication is selected by a user operation on the switching screen, router connection information including the identification information of the wireless communication is transmitted to the parent device,
    The base unit uses the router connection information transmitted from the mobile phone terminal to perform registration for switching a wireless communication connection destination to the wireless router.
    Home monitoring system.
  2. A home monitoring system according to claim 1,
    When the wireless communication identification information is selected, the mobile phone terminal displays a password input screen corresponding to the wireless communication identification information on the display input unit, and is input by a second user operation on the input screen. Sending the router connection information including the registered password to the master unit,
    Home monitoring system.
  3. A master unit capable of wireless communication with at least one electric device installed in the house;
    A home monitoring system including a mobile phone terminal having a display input unit, wirelessly communicable with the parent device via a wireless router, and capable of direct wireless communication with the parent device A wireless communication mode switching method in
    The mobile phone terminal holds identification information of wireless communication for wireless communication between the base unit and the mobile phone terminal via the wireless router,
    When the base unit and the mobile phone terminal are directly performing wireless communication, the mobile phone terminal displays a screen for switching a wireless communication mode between the base unit and the mobile phone terminal on the display input unit. ,
    When the wireless communication identification information is selected by a user operation on the switching screen, the mobile phone terminal transmits router connection information including the wireless communication identification information to the parent device,
    The base unit uses the router connection information transmitted from the mobile phone terminal to perform registration for switching a wireless communication connection destination to the wireless router.
    Wireless communication mode switching method.
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