Home Automation is Growing Fast
The dream of home automation has been around for a long time, but it is only recently with the advent of low cost microprocessors and the availability of the internet for communications has the reality caught up with automation ideas. As well as the basic controls and automatic systems, simple user interfaces have also been needed for average consumer acceptance. Today’s widespread use of smart phones and familiarity with web browser interfaces has made the user-interface part of the puzzle more accessible. Because of the ease of use, controlling multiple appliances at home has become much more popular.
Home automation is how the main items of a home are controlled automatically, either by being programmed in advance, or activated remotely via a communication link. Typical home automation includes control of lights, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems), smart appliances, and security monitoring. We are all familiar with the programming of an a/c system to start cooling or heating just before we get up, switch off during the day and resume in the evening, but newer automation systems allow us to control the a/c remotely. So for example if we will be arriving home earlier than usual, or later than usual, then we can switch on the a/c remotely, and it will be a more pleasant environment when we arrive.
Automation Becomes More Affordable
In the past, having high-tech control of home devices was restricted to rich people, but with the number of smart (electronically controllable) appliances in the home increasing, and the cost of smart appliances falling, many regular people are enjoying the benefits of automation as well. Home automation system are more easily integrated together with the use of Ethernet cables, or more commonly wireless communications. Once an appliance is on a home network, then it is relatively easy to provide internet access to the home network, and so allow remote control by consumers away from their residence.
In easy setups, automation might be as uncomplicated as switching on the lights when an individual gets in the room. In innovative installations, rooms can pick up not only the presence of a person inside however understand who that person is and maybe set suitable lighting, temperature level, music levels or tv channels, taking into account the day of the week, the time of day, and other elements. Other automated tasks might include reduced setting of the heating or air conditioning when our home is unoccupied, and bring back the regular setting when an occupant is about to return.
Automatic Home Security can use the Internet
A home security systems incorporated with a house automation system can supply added services such as remote security of security cameras over the Internet, or main locking of all boundary windows and doors. With house automation, the user can pick and view cams live from a Web source to their home or business. An automatic security system will frequently have motion sensors that will certainly discover any type of intruder movements and notify the homeowner or security company through a range of different options either by telephone or smart phone notification. A nervous homeowner can usually check on what is happening inside the house by logging onto the web cam monitoring interface.