What is Home Automation?
We call home automation the set of systems capable of automate a home with equipment and Systems, and the technological integration among them offering the inhabitants services and functions that facilitate the management and maintenance of the home, increasing comfort, improving telecommunication, saving at the same time energy, cost and time.
Home automation is the fundamental key of the Digital Home. The convergence of communications and computer science thanks to the broadband is a global tendency worldwide. The Digital Home is the materialization of this idea to converge communication services and digital management of homes, offices and infrastructures and equipment.
Home automation is not exclusive to new construction, it’s also available to properties already inhabited; built-in or wireless devices aloud the installation on any home. The most important advantages to a digital home are the total control of the home, security, comfort and energy saving.
The lighting circuit control is key to the functionalities of the Digital Home. This function not only allows to control on and off of all the lights of a house in a centralized way and remote trough a remote control or with a smart phone or tablet, but also to dim the intensity of the lights, establish automation in lighting trough movement or presence sensors, automatically working depending of the exterior light, even create an atmosphere just by pushing a button, which will allows us to enjoy a major comfort in our home.
Awnings and blinds
All the blinds and awnings of your home or office building can be set trough a switch, smart phone or remote control no matter where you are. You can act on them individually, by areas, or the whole without any limitation.
The awnings are folded automatically in the event of a storm or rain and stretches alone when becomes calm and leaves the sun, extending thus the useful life of the awning while increasing the comfort of the user. Blinds, in warm time, intercept the rays of the sun, avoiding overheating and achieving considerable energy savings.
Tv, music equipment, projector, etc… are no longer isolated elements of the house, since trough the systems home automation is possible its integration and control form a central point. We will create scenes that will enable us to better comfort at the touch of a button. We can wake us up with our favorite music and even change a tv station with our smart phone.
Centralized control and regulation systems detect if there’s a flood, gas leakage, fire, etc… giving warning, and causing a cut of supplies. These systems also provide information about anomalous behaviors.
Air conditioning systems can be easily controlled in a digital home. The on and off of the system will take place trough time schedules, presence of people, either manually or automatically by the simple detection of opening windows or door, again contributing to efficiency and energy saving.
All types of air conditioning that integrates an electric or electronic control regardless of the source of energy (gas, Diesel oil, electricity, etc.) are feasible to be integrated in the control system of home automation in one way or another.