HOME AUTOMATION OR DEMOTICS IS A BUILDING AUTOMATION FOR A HOME, CALLED A SMART HOME OR SMART HOUSE.
A home automation system will:
- control lighting,
- entertainment systems
- It may also include home security such as access control and alarm systems.
A home automation system typically connects controlled devices to a central hub or gateway. The userinterface for control of the system uses either wall-mounted terminals, tablet or desktop computers, a mobile phone application, or a Web interface, that may also be accessible off-site through the Internet.
More and more, homeowners are turning to smart home solutions for the range of benefits they offer. These include:
Complete control from the palm of your hand: All the systems in a smart home can be controlled by a smartphone, tablet or similar device, simply at the touch of a button.
Reduce your electricity bill: Automated lighting systems can be programmed to operate in the most cost-effective way, by automatically switching on when it gets dark and turning off when not needed. The same goes for air-conditioners, home entertainment systems and geysers, resulting in significant cost savings for homeowners.
Increased safety through remote lighting and appliance control: Turn on lights when you’re out of town, or enjoy optimum peace of mind when use your handheld device to ensure that electric appliances have been switched off.
Boost your home’s energy efficiency: In many instances, the cost-cutting benefits of home automation also result in greater carbon efficiency: Reduced usage results in lower energy demand, which minimises a home’s carbon footprint.
Better home security with cameras and automated locks: Security cameras installed around your property give you a complete view of your home at all times, both internally and externally – even when you’re not there. Automated locks further enhance your security: Forgot to lock the front door? Simply touch a button on your handheld device and, voila, problem solved.