There are so many automated devices in a modern home. It may seem something that James Bond has or that only the rich have it. But when you think about it, many aspects of the technology in your home are already automated: heating timers, under-floor heating, security alarms, security cameras, maybe your garage door.
All of these are elements of home control technology on an individual scale. The trick is to have a complete system that integrates all the little automation elements of each autonomous system and integrates them into a clean interface. The control system can then listen to all of your connected devices and respond to alerts for security, entertainment, or just convenience.
Security alarms are more complex than ever. Many have incorporated
which means home automation functions in addition to traditional PIRs, touch sensors, and alarms. It is now commonplace to automatically call the police when the alarm goes off, or send an alert to the call center or mobile phone.
But with the control system, the alarm can be heard and a series of events can be triggered.
For example, all the lights can turn on or all windows and doors closed, cameras go into recording mode and are displayed on the television screens that automatically turn on, or external lights can flash to alert the neighbors. With such a monitoring system, you will ensure that you and your family are safe.
Your home automation system can encompass your multi-room audio and video system. With the same keyboard on the wall that turns on the lights, your automation system will also allow you to turn on the music, turn on the TV.
Every morning, the house automatically plays your favorite song or radio station as an alarm. When you get home at night and press the garage door button, the home automation system will pick up your personal flag and put the TV on your favorite channel, turning on the lights for you, it will probably turn on the roof lights as well.
Pressing a button on the keyboard will light up the drink table, play cool music through the speaker. Take your wireless automation controller or iPad and you can choose the music to play with.
Your home automation system will make your life easier and most of the time you run automation tasks in the background that you don't even know about.
By combining security and convenience and possibly entertainment with iPads and similar devices, you can run your home automation system.
You can check your security camera at work to see if the cleaners are doing their job or if the children are safe. If you forgot to turn off the heat before going on vacation, you can just grab your laptop, load up your home automation software, and turn off the heat and turn the lights off as well.
This is only the tip of the iceberg that is home automation in the 21st century and technological advancements are only going to make our living much more comfortable and efficient.