Why automate your home?
Most people now make use of modern technology which would have been science fiction until a couple of years ago. We reside in a significantly app-based world with omnipresent Wi-Fi, implying that many of the things that previously might only have been done by experts with proprietary gadgets and software, are now completely DIY with merely a few clicks. Your home is about living - with the concept of home automation, it can be about living wisely - providing an enhanced lifestyle of comfort, entertainment, convenience and security. The level of convenience is hard to imagine until you have experienced the ultimate in home lifestyle benefits for yourself and your family when automating your dream home. An automated home brings together the security, heating/cooling, lighting, climate control, audio, video, pool/spa control, motorized curtains/blinds, irrigation and anything else that you desire. Our systems are integrated and work together to operate and control each and every unique home. In an automated home the devices work together to make the home more efficient, comfortable and your lifestyle more convenient and safer. We thrive on the importance of environment performance and our Smart Automation Systems form an integral part of ENERGY SAVING. By setting up an automation system you can optimize lighting level efficiency, cut heating and cooling costs and deactivate energy-consuming devices and appliances even when not home.
With Home Automation the possibilities in terms of intelligent control are endless!
A brief history on home automation...
The early days of home automation have emerged in the mid-1980s. It all starts with the miniaturization of electronic and computer systems. Second, the development of electronic components in household products has significantly improved performance, streamlined and reduced the costs of energy consumption equipment. The appearance on the market of communication services such as high-performance digital networks is not foreign to the emergence of innovative systems-oriented communication and exchange in the building and out of it. It is in order to provide more comfort, security and ease of use in building management that automation has had its premises.
What are the current trends in home automation?
Expect to see less and less dedicated touch screens or dedicated home automation controllers that are easily replaced with off-the-shelf products. As with the off-the-shelf hardware, IP networks are already in the homes, already installed around the house in new buildings, and they are being used to transfer media for user consumption. Undoubtedly, whether it is music, video, photos etc. the distribution happens on an IP network. Media centers are enabled for IP based controls. Web's HTTP protocol and Universal Plug'n'Play protocols are being used over IP to control things. In the last couple of years we've seen the introduction of iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The pace at which these control devices need to be integrated will increase in the future.
Where do you see future of home automation?
Integration is a key here. Any solution looking for mass adoption must take into account several market realities: existing investment in already installed systems, the need to integrate with devices from mass consumer electronics market, the dynamic nature of automation as more consumer devices become control-capable at ever increasing pace and finally, the ability to provide the home owner with a complete solution that adapts to their needs over time without a prohibitive cost structure. The key to manage these changes is through open systems which will lower cost of integration, to create ecosystems of hardware and software vendors, of integrators and installers.