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Everything about Home Automation - How Automation Makes Life Easier

Nov 02 2019

Malak Mehta

Home automation is basically building technology making our lives easier. It involves the control and automation of lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), operation of water sprinkling, security (cameras and smart locks) as well as home appliances such as washing machine, ovens, microwaves, refrigerators etc. Computers or smart tools are used to control basic home functions and features either automatically or remotely. A home with home automation is known as a Smart Home.

Home automation can be done various ways – 

Using sensors, switches and remote controls

Modern home automation consist of switches and sensors connected to a central hub from which the system is controlled with a user interface which further interacts with wall-mounted terminal, a smartphone or a computer.

Using Iot (Internet of things)

Internet of things is a network of various devices which are connected with the help of internet and can be controlled using a smartphone or computer or tablet. The components of a home automation system and Iot include computers or smartphones with the appropriate programming, the appliances to be controlled, cables or wireless networking, a high-speed Internet connection, and an emergency backup power source for the computer, its peripherals, and the essential home systems. 

Applications of home automation technology – 

Heating and cooling using thermostats

Lightening in the house 

Smart locks in doors 

Security cameras

Appliances such as oven, microwave, refrigerator, washing machine, television, speaker and music system

Window panels and curtains and automated doors

Sensors detecting gas leak and fire

Automation for elderly people

Advantages of home automation -

Security of home using automated doors

You can easily have control of the situation by locking the door from anywhere each day.

Ensuring safety and security using cameras 

Placing security cameras near the entrance of your home gives you an idea of who enter your home. You can also choose to be alerted each time someone enters your home also allows you to monitor who is entering your home at all times, even when you are not there.

Ease of use of home appliances

You can turn on and off lights, AC, Tv or even open and close the door by just one go either clicking on your phone or using a remote control. Even the appliances such as water heaters can be set on timer such that they are turned on and off on itself depending on the time input given to it. You don’t have to keep remembering when to turn it on or off.

Safety of home appliances

May it be keeping a check on dish getting prepared in the microwave or some an iron by mistake kept turned on while ironing the clothes in other room, you can turn these appliances off anytime from anywhere. So you are safe and no mishaps can occur until and unless you pay attention to your controlling app. 

Managing comfort by maintaining temperature 

With temperature control appliances u can easily change the temperature of your room by using your phone app or computer without going near the temperature controlling appliance. 

Using appliances when out of town 

A worry of who will water your plants when you are out of town can be easily resolved with home automation. Moreover you can also have a control on who can access your home in your absence using smart locks. Moreover you can also have a look at them using the security camera which further prevents home from thefts too.

Save energy

The sensor system is such that a space gets lit when someone enters and then the lights go off when they exit. This saves a lot of energy such as if people don’t switch off the lights after leaving the room. 

Saves time and money

Home automation not only makes your life easier but also help you to save money and time. You do not have to waste time in checking and going back home once out just to see if you dint forget to switch off and appliance or lock the door. It just takes a second to check your phone and with a single tap turn it off or lock the door. Additionally there is lot of energy saving further saving your money which would be spent on the bills. 

Overall, you can see that home automation technologies provide you an extra helping hand and keep your home secure in every way. This lets you have a peaceful mind free from all sorts of worries. 

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