Imagine coming to a home where lights to the drive way are automatically switched on, the temperature is set precisely to suit your preference; the alarm disarms itself and is set automatically the next day when you leave for work. Wouldn’t it be great Thanks to home automation systems these aren’t a fantasy anymore.
In fact the system can help you to manage and simplify gadgets in your home with ease. Lighting, entertainment, security, CCTV, telecommunications, networking, heating and air conditioning …everything can be managed in a single centrally controlled system. You connect the several TV’s, multi-room audio and, home theatre to a single output.
Home automation allows a person to control his gadgets without any intervention from his side. Thus the entire process is controlled automatically and with the least human intervention. Laptops, mobile phones, televisions, are all created to make human life easy and comfortable to live in; it indeed makes sense to integrate these gadgets to make life more comfortable.
The entire home automation system can be divided into 4 functions, viz. lighting control, climate control, home security and home entertainment. With a lighting control system, lights in your home can be switched on and off remotely, they can be made to sense your presence in a room and switch on automatically, and even create lighting scenes in the home. With automated climate control mechanism, you can control the temperature of your house and even set it to shut down automatically when no one is at home. The home security system can be set to be switched on and off automatically, even when you aren’t home. As earlier said, you can also use home automation systems to get top quality audio and HD videos in every room with a single remote controller that can even control the air conditioner.Complex systems can be integrated and automated through signal relay; when signals are transmitted, received and understood, you can connect almost anything together.
And if you’re an eco conscious home owner looking to reduce your carbon footprint, you can choose from the several companies that offer eco friendly solutions. If you’re in South Africa, you can choose from a home automation company in Cape Town that is Green Building Council compliant. For the uninitiated, Green Building Council is a nonprofit organization that aims to build buildings without causing the least impact to the environment.
But it’s important to choose from a reputed service provider who can provide those little extras, thereby saving you thousands every year. While some offer detailed documentation through easy to read plans, there are others that offer free system updates for life.