Nowadays, home automation or smart home systems can make it easy to maintain an efficient home with one central control. With state of the art technology so accessible, we’ve become accustomed to being connected in ways that were impossible just a few years ago. Because of these modern advances, the production of technology has increased as well. That means that high-tech devices are cheaper and more available than they’ve ever been. The smart home system makes that possible, where it describes automation of devices in the home that control housework, household activities, and entertainment.
Integration is the process of connecting multiple devices that perform different functions so that they may control each other. With integrated devices, your home security system can talk to your heating and air system, or your lighting system to control those systems based on certain events, such as arming or disarming the security system, times of day, or even alarms. Automation is the process of controlling that equipment based on certain events or times of day.
One example of a smart home system is lighting automation. An automation expert can create an automation interface that can be used to control household electric lights, whether the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom or entertainment room. Lighting automation can be used to do several things in one place including extinguishing all of the lights in the house at once. Automation can replace manual switches around the house. Automation can also control the lighting level according to the level of natural or ambient light already present in the home. Automation can even be programmed to control the color of lighting or other systems like window shades and draperies.
With remote access to your home, you can also control these devices from any Internet-connected PC or laptop. Log in to the house to view cameras remotely, or adjust the heating and air systems, or make sure the security system was armed before you left for the day. Many systems can also be accessed through iPhones, Google Android Phones or Windows Mobile Phones. Be sure to consult with your integrator prior to installing any new systems, as some systems are easily integrable while others are simply not compatible with automation systems. There is no better way to secure your home than with home automation, where you set the schedule, and the rest is automated and integrated.