HOME AND BUSINESS AUTOMATIONS

What is home automation and how does it work?

Home automation gives you access to 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.

Home automation components

What kinds of things can be part of a home automation system? Ideally, anything that can be connected to a network can be automated and controlled remotely. In the real world, home automation most commonly connects simple binary devices. This includes “on and off” devices such as lights, power outlets and electronic locks, but also devices such as security sensors which have only two states, open and closed.

Automation

Automation is, unsurprisingly, one of the two main characteristics of home automation. 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.

Remote control

The other main characteristic of cutting-edge home automation is remote monitoring and access. While a limited amount of one-way remote monitoring has been possible for some time, it’s only since the rise in smartphones and tablets that we’ve had the ability to truly connect to our home networks while we’re away.

Home automation developments

Until fairly recently, automated central control of building-wide systems was found only in larger commercial buildings and expensive homes. Typically involving only lighting, heating and cooling systems, building automation rarely provided more than basic control, monitoring and scheduling functions.

Energy Efficiency

One clear advantage of home automation is the unmatched potential for energy savings, and therefore cost savings. Your thermostat is already “smart” in the sense that it uses a temperature threshold to govern the home’s heating and cooling system.
Basic Plan

  • Let’s cover all your basic requirements.

Gold Plan

  • A stop to your extensive requirements.

Diamond Plan

  • Be ready for a complete automated lifestyle.

Such Automation also extends to corporate and commercial environments

  • Control a conference room TV or a wall of TVs with a single remote or tablet.
  • Control music in any audio zone, from anywhere.
  • Simple lighting controls and occupancy sensors allow for cost savings in the workplace.
  • Door access control and surveillance systems provide security and monitoring options.
  • Receive email or text alerts if someone enters after hours and easily access and control security cameras from anywhere.
  • Presentation solutions, voice and video conferencing, phone systems and collaboration tools can streamline workflow and productivity among employees, clients and partners.
GET YOUR BEST DEAL