Home automation gives you control of your home technologies on one device. Access your lighting, entertainment, appliances, security & surrounds from one single point.
Home automation gives you access to control devices in your home from a mobile device anywhere in the world. You can hook up to a remotely controllable network through clever home automation which can connect with lights, appliances, electrical outlets, heating and cooling systems. 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.
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 (outside of research labs and the homes of the rich and famous), 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.
Today's home automation systems are more likely to distribute programming and monitoring control between a dedicated device in the home, like the control panel of a security system, and a user-friendly app interface that can be accessed via an Internet-enabled PC, smartphone or tablet.
Home automation is a step toward what is referred to as the "Internet of Things," in which everything has an assigned IP address, and can be monitored and accessed remotely.
While many manufacturers produce wide varieties of 'Smart' devices with innovative features, few of offer the kind of integration needed to be part of a complete home automation system. Much of the problem lies in that each manufacturer has a different idea of how these devices should be connected and controlled. So while you may have a 'Smart' TV, washing machine, refrigerator, thermostat, coffee maker or any of the other Internet-ready household devices on the market, the end result is usually a separate control scheme for each device. That's where we can help.
To learn more about the benefits of implementing home automation contact us today for chat. We can help ideas on how you can better automate your household based on past jobs. Call 0410 806 527 or submit an enquiry