Wouldn’t it be nice to have your home take care of your thing for you, automatically, without you having to lift a finger? You bet it would. This is the promise of Home Automation.
There are many different systems, especially in larger homes, that can benefit from being integrated. Some of these systems include security alarm, HVAC, audio/video & lighting. Home automation integrates together, enabling them to function more efficiently, improve functionality, conserve resources & enhance your life style.
That’s the name of game; an enhanced lifestyle. Everyone can benefit from a better life & modern electronic systems can help provide it. In addition, as the cost of resources continues to rise & the price of electronics continues to fall, home automation systems will prove to be more cost effective.
The combination of modern’s consumer’s thirst for convenience & increasing economic advantages will propel home automation more into mainstream
So what are some of the fun things a home automation system can do for us? Here are some common applications:
1) As you pull up the driveway you press a button on your mobile. The security system disarms & a path is lit from the garage to kitchen. Your favorite music comes on in the kitchen & family room. Five minutes after you arrive home the lights in your mudroom & garage hall turn off. 2) As you leave, you arm the security system into away mode using your mobile phone. Your lights turn off throughout the house, saving you from going around turning off different lights throughout the home. Your blinds close. Your music turns off. If you have forced air heat, it is set back. All from one button press. 3) Set whole for different events to include lighting, music, HVAC & security. 4) The holiday scene could run currently with other scenes & turn the Christmas lights on & play the holiday music list through the outside speakers. 5) Different lighting scenes can be preset for different events such as entertaining, away, coming home etc. this is excellent to recall favorite lighting levels automatically. It also avoids us having to go throughout the home & set dinner levels. 6) Motion activated lighting automatically turns on the bathroom lights to 25% if you get up between 12:00 midnight & 5:00 am, avoiding harsh light on your still sleepy eyes. 7) Skylights automatically close in response to rain/or wind. 8) If upstairs windows are open, the heat in those rooms disabled to avoid wasting energy & a message is displayed on the home’s touch panels to alert us. 9) Whether information can be displayed on the home’s touch panels. If the wind speed increases to beyond 50 mph, prospective shutters can be activated over the windows. 10) Motorized window treatments can be lowered automatically in response to direct sunlight. This prevents fading of valuable furniture, carpets & artwork. It also reduces interior heating, reducing Ac expenditures. 11) You phone from your car while returning from a ski trip to ensure that hot tub is warmed up & ready to jump in immediately upon your return.
These are just a sample of different home automation applications commonly used to enhance lifestyles, save money & conserve resources. The possibilities are almost endless, limited only by your budget & imagination.
Definition of Smart Home System/ Home Automation System:
For some it may be something as simple as remote or automatic control of a few lights. For others, security may be central application. As a very basic definition, we tend to refer to home automation as anything that gives us remote or automatic control of things around the home.
We at Smart Home think that home automation should be what we want it to be. Whatever our Smart Home project might be, we are confident that using it will make life...
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