The new era of home automation offers many options to create comfort and ease of performance. A modern smart home is the automated control of everything that can be controlled around you in the house.
There is a lot of routine work in the house: turn on / off, start/stop, open/close, louder / quieter, warmer / colder, etc. To perform all these actions in the home space, leaving for the weekend, coming home from work, and receiving guests, you will have to spend a decent amount of time. While all this can be done in a minute using your phone or one remote control.
Although there are many off-the-shelf automation products and systems for home, linear actuators can also be successfully applied. These small electrical devices are easy to implement into any home automation project. For example, a fairly popular 12-volt actuator can automate your kitchen surfaces and furniture in general and thus create more space and order around.
Up-to-date smart home solutions ensure the coordinated operation of all electrical equipment. You’ll not observe any differences in terms of visual peculiarities. A cottage with an installed smart home system is the same as an ordinary house. Nothing in the interior and exterior of the house betrays that it has a modern control system.
From the outside, only beautiful switches are visible, as well as bright and colorful touch screens, located on the walls in convenient places, such as in the living room or in the kitchen. One touch on the screen and the lighting turns on smoothly, the curtains close, music starts playing, etc.
Everything is now under control. No need to go up to the second floor to turn off the lights or the TV. And if you left and forgot to turn off the iron suddenly, you can do it remotely without returning.
Using a mobile phone, you can send a command to “turn off everything” or one, specific outlet, or vice versa, turn on the light in the hallway or in the bedroom and thereby simulate the presence of the owners.
You can, while in your office, access the server of your smart home via the Internet and view the lights on, and cameras in the hallway or bedroom, as well as how many people have visited the house while you were absent.
Smart Home Automation Decides Everything Your Home
Do you want to be always sure that everything is fine at home? Not to worry about an unplugged iron or gas burner, a broken pipe or an unlocked door, or power outages? To do this, simply equip your home with an automated smart home system or use linear actuators for conceived home projects.
Carrying out automation (buildings, apartments, houses, offices) will allow you to significantly simplify the process of managing all types of electrical equipment in your home, as well as make it more comfortable and convenient. In many countries, this system, in one form or another, can be found in almost any modern house or apartment.
With the help of new-era automation, you will:
- turn on and off the light smoothly by the desired groups with one touch of the key;
- turn on and off the light from the presence or motion sensor in the following areas: stairs, corridors, bathrooms, porches, and garden paths;
- turn off sockets in the children’s room after 21-00;
- warm up heat-insulated floors in the set time;
- order the climate separately in each room – day, night, duty;
- water the garden throughout the season automatically.
- Hide your large smart TV screen in the ceiling or floor if your home construction allows it.
- Automate window shades to close and open according to your schedule or the weather outside.
What Benefits Will You Obtain with a New Home Automation?
In general, the convenience afforded by the automation of more or less complex home functions is the most valued characteristic of consumers. This practicality is supported by the ease of use of devices that are designed for a universal purpose and presently have intuitive interfaces and procedures.
The need to control various aspects of home management – and control them remotely – is completely satisfied, thanks to the possibility of intervention on all connected devices via smartphone.
This “intelligent” management of various energy sources causes management costs to be reduced – even up to 30% – reducing waste and optimizing plant performance. At the real estate level, a home automation system enriches a home with such value that it changes its position in the market. Last but not least, it is – in fact – a universe of possibilities related to property security.
The matter of security is paramount for every homeowner. Different available home security gadgets allow you to expand the very concept of security to many areas, ranging from managing systems and quickly reporting faults – as in the case of a gas leak – going up to the broad topic of protecting your home from unwanted raids.
Hayley Mann is a technology enthusiast specializing in automation methods of ergonomics devices. Her engineering background helps her to create interesting articles on technical topics, making them understandable for all readers.