Smart Home Technology: Home Automation
Home automation refers to the use of computer and information technology to control home appliances and features (such as windows or lighting). Systems can range from simple remote control of lighting through to complex computer/micro-controller based networks with varying degrees of intelligence and automation.
Home automation is adopted for reasons of ease, security and energy efficiency. It gives you access control devices in your home from a mobile device anywhere in the world. The term may be used for isolated programmable devices, like thermostats and sprinkler systems, but home automation more accurately describes homes in which nearly everything – lights, appliances, electrical outlets, heating and cooling systems are hooked up to a remotely controllable network. From a home security perspective, this also includes your alarm system, and all of the doors, windows, locks, smoke detectors, surveillance cameras and any other sensors that are linked to it.
Automation is quickly picking up speed as the must-have consumer technology, and for good reason. From setting the alarm via smartphone to turning on lights automatically and programming the air conditioning, technology brings enhanced convenience, comfort and safety for consumers where they need it most—at home.
Automation refers to the ability to program and schedule events for the devices on the network. The programming may include time-related commands, such as having your lights turn on or off at specific times each day. It can also include non-scheduled events, such as turning on all the lights in your home when your security system alarm is triggered.
Home automation can also provide a remote interface to home appliances or the automation system itself, to provide control and monitoring on a smartphone.
An example of remote monitoring in home automation could be triggered when a smoke detector detects a fire or smoke condition, causing all lights in the house to blink to alert any occupants of the house to the possible emergency. If the house is equipped with a home theater, a home automation system can shut down all audio and video components to avoid distractions, or make an audible announcement. The system could also call the home owner on their mobile phone to alert them, or call the fire department or alarm monitoring company.
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Easy Install :
•Do-it-yourself installation simplicity
•Ideal for remodel or new construction
•Self-organizing networks simplify set-up and maintenance
•Proven interference avoidance ensures worry-free operation
•Control devices from anywhere in the world
•Use mobile phones to control smart home
•Monitor power use
•Turn on/off devices remotely
•Easily add devices to create an integrated smart home security system
•Built-in security ensures integrity of smart home
•Customize lighting levels based on activity and create scenes