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. This offers the inhabitants services and functions that facilitate the management and maintenance of the house, increasing comfort, improving telecommunication, energy saving, cost and time.
Home automation is the fundamental key of the Digital Home. The convergence of communications and computer science thanks to the broadband connection becoming a worldwide tendency. The Digital Home is the materialization of this idea to converge communication services and digital management for homes, offices and infrastructures and equipment.
Home automation is not exclusive to new construction, it is 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 in remote through a remote control or with a smart phone or tablet, but also to dim the intensity of the lights, establish automation in lighting through movement or presence sensors, automatically working depending on the exterior light, even create an atmosphere just by pushing a button which will allow us to enjoy a greater comfort in the house.
Awnings and blinds
All the blinds and awnings of your home or office building can be set through a switch, smartphone or remote control no matter where you are. You can act on them individually, by areas, or as a whole without any limitation.
The awnings are folded automatically in the event of a storm or rain and stretches alone when becomes calm and the sun rises, extending thus the useful life of the awning while increasing the comfort of the user. Blinds in warm temperature intercept the rays of the sun, avoiding overheating and achieving considerable energy savings.
Tv, projector, music equipment, etc… are no longer isolated elements of the house, with the home automation system is possible its integration and control from a central point. Scences can be created to enable a better comfort by the touch of a button. You can wake up with your favorite music and even change a tv station with the smartphone.
Centralized control and regulation systems detect if there is a flood, gas leakage, fire, etc… giving warning and shuting off the supplies. These systems can also provide information of anomalous behaviors.
The Air conditioning systems can be easily controlled in a digital home. The on and off of the system will take place through time schedules, presence of people, and either manually or automatically by the simple detection of open windows or doors. As well as, contributing with energy saving and efficiency.
All types of air conditioning that integrates an electric or electronic control, regardless of the source of energy (gas, Diesel oil, electricity, etc.), are easy to be integrated in the control system of the home automation in one way or the other.