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This paper discusses the design and implementation of a prototype system which integrates various existing technologies for home monitoring and control that fits with the future smart home concept. The system provides two way communications between home appliances /electronics devices, and a mobile phone. The home devices which are connected wirelessly using Bluetooth technology to a home server can be monitored and controlled via the mobile phone using a portable MIDlet application. The prototype system supports three main services: monitoring the status of devices; controlling their setting through configurations that are device dependent; and periodic notification of the status of all devices. The wireless technologies to realize the project are GSM and Bluetooth. J2ME for the mobile application, Java for the server application, and C for the microcontroller application are the programming languages used in the prototype system.