Home Automation or “domotics” is the automatic operation of appliances in your house. It lets you control these appliances so you can remotely adjust or preset lighting, temperature via heating or cooling systems, ventilation, and even your entertainment systems and security systems. You can even automate your individual appliances and devices, including your home alarm, audio visual system, vacuum cleaner and pool cleaner. Usually, a house with a Home Automation system is called a “Smart House”.
How will it make our lives easier?
With Home Automation, you can integrate technology to make everything in your house harmoniously according to your liking. It will save you a lot of time and will keep your home organized.
It can also heighten the security of your home. You can integrate your CCTV cameras, you can set burglar alarms, you won’t have to worry if you locked your house properly or not when it is automatic.
You re sure to go back to a home that is intact, just the way you left it. There’s no possible human error. Of course, if you couple it with diligence, you are sure that your home is secure. Since you can supervise your home via CCTV even if you are far away, you can also take the necessary action if something comes up, you can contact the necessary people and you can remotely control your house if you see a threat.
If you are away and you have kids at home, you can supervise your baby and the babysitter, you can remotely adjust lighting and even temperature. You can even play the playlist you created for your child. You can do so much more with a house that is automated. The possibilities are actually endless.
Why do we need home automation?
Home Automation’s goal is efficiency. It will help you save time and even energy. Most of us tend to forget turning off appliances after use. With home automation, you can preset when to turn your appliances off.
Just imagine all the time and energy you could save because of Home Automation. Time is, after all, the most valuable resource. We all want to do so much, but we only have 24 hours in a day. Our energy is also very limited.
Menial tasks at home
If washing and drying our clothes can be automated, we can use that time to rest and spend quality time with our family. We can also have time to pamper ourselves. Life is too short to be caught up in the menial tasks.
You spend one time for home automation and that’s it, just have the system maintained from time to time. It’s better than paying salary and benefits to a house helper who, is also human, may not do things perfectly and the way you want it. You also won’t have to worry about your helper suddenly deciding to quit work.