The home is where the heart is! What if the technology is so advanced that all the things that prevail in your home can connect to the internet? Every machine and every appliance right from a fan to a door to sensory lighting etc. . . . The possibilities are endless. If these appliances and devices and the entire home system take commands from you at the touch of a remote press, wouldn’t it save a lot of time and energy in getting manyof the things done?
What is Home Automation?
Home Automation is the extension automation of a building. This involves the control and the automation of the lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning appliances and the home security and safety devices. The modern house consists of automated switches, sensors and these are connected to a central hub. These are connected with a user interface, mobile phone software or a tablet computer that is wall mounted. The wall mounted terminal interacts successfully with systems all around the house to create home automation.
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Features and advantages of Home Automation
The first general purpose home automation network technology was developed in 1975. It’s advantages are as follows:
1. ADDS SAFETY
Added safety through these means is one of the most important feature of the home automation system. You have the power to control the appliances and the lighting of the home at the touch of a button. Hence, it is very easy to safeguard your house against burglary and other contingencies by using password and protected locks for entry and exit. The whole system of the home becomes automated at the single press of a button of the remote and you get to have a goodnight sleep. You have the additional feature of checking if the gas knobs are off or if the oven has been switched off after the family’s exit from the home. You also have the power to switch off the light as and when required. There are alarms designed to sound whenever someone u wanted enters the home. These all are definitely indispensable features to the safety and security of the home.