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Nokia has inked in plans to take over your home. It’s announced development of an in-home gadget management platform called Home Control Centre (HCC).

The Finnish phone giant said that HCC will ultimately let you control your home’s entire collection of electrical appliances, from from your fridge and heating to digital cameras and TVs.

For example, HCC will enable you to manage electricity usage, switch devices on and off, and monitor various appliances' stats, such as the oven’s temperature.

HCC will be accessed locally or remotely through a mobile phone or PC. The platform will also be open so that other manufacturers can integrate their products and services into HCC infrastructure.

“To date there has not been a solution that is interoperable with a wide range of home systems that can easily be controlled,” said Teppo Paavola, Nokia's head of business development.

As a first step, Nokia has partnered with European energy firm RWE to develop an HCC application for managing energy consumption and your home’s carbon footprint.

It uses remote-controlled radiator thermostats which can be managed through an application running on your phone, your PC or both. Think of its like an updated Wattson energy meter.

Nokia’s keeping mum about its other HCC developments, but has promised to show off the RWE system and other HCC initiatives at its annual Nokia World Conference, which takes place in Barcelona next month.

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