Smart home control systems include a variety of sensors, computers and devices that are connected through the local network to the central system. This enables central management of devices in the house. Device management can be done locally or remotely through the use of Internet. Systems, available on the market, offer a wide range of functionalities but are unreachable to larger population due to high price. Our goal is to develop a a simple system, which uses open technologies and has a low price. The system would be affordable for more potential users. The first part of the thesis presents the Internet of Things together with possible fields of application. In addition, it explains the models of communication in the Internet of Things. One of the possible uses of the Internet of things is a smart home, which is explained in detail in the second part of the thesis, including a review of existing smart home systems. The main part of the thesis describes the development of a simple home control system. This part explains the system design, selection of devices and components which compose the system, implementation and demonstration. In conclusion we summarize our work and review further improvement options.