Home Automation – Some Affordable Suggestions

So your thinking about investing in home automation for your new home or remodel. Here are a few interesting things that you may not know about Home automation equipment.

1) Certain home automation equipment allows you to start small. I don’t know about you but just the idea of a $50,000 price tag for home technology can be overwhelming to many people. Now while it is very easy to spend that and more on a true home automation system… it is not necessary with all systems. Many homeowners start off with using the basic brain of an automation system that will allow you to grow with it. They usually use it as a smart remote control for their home theater system. They may then add on additional home automation modules as they see fit and can afford to. Down the road a few light switches can be added in to the system. Even further down the road you can tie in your security system & thermostats. Some people even add music throughout their home with this system. Just remember that you can start off your home automation with one project at a time– yet still have a system that integrates everything seamlessly.

2) Certain systems allow you to turn on your television and see a copy of every DVD movie that you own. When you combine them with the Sony 400 disc DVD player, the system accesses the Internet and automatically searches for the DVD jackets cover art. Now you no longer have to look for your movies or worry about them getting scratched by the kids. The Movies stay in the DVD player all of the time. All you have to do is turn on the TV and with your Controller– simply click on the “video” button. Instantly you will see a picture of every DVD movie you own. Choose a movie by clicking on it & the system does everything else. No more wrestling with 6 remote controls.

3) Some Controllers use Wi-fi, Ethernet and a relatively unheard of technology called…Zigbee 802.15.4 mesh networking standard. Believe it or not the name “ZigBee” is comes from zig- zag patterns made by bees when they go flower to flower to collect pollen. This is similar to the invisible webs of connections existing in a fully wireless Zigbee system. So what that means in simple English is that the more Zigbee devices you add to the system…the stronger the connection will be since each device will feed off of the next. All of the lighting dimmers are Zigbee based. The LCD keypads may be Zigbee based or hard wired via Ethernet.

4) What does this mean for you? Zigbee technology means that if you live in an existing home that does not give you access to run wires for home automation technology…you still can use this system. By taking advantage of the Zigbee protocol and Wi-fi, you can add complete home automation to your house including your lighting, thermostats, security and movies. In fact, if you want to add zones of distributed audio (music in other rooms) there is even something called a wireless Speaker Point. This allows you to deliver remote audio throughout the home without running any wires back to your audio source.

5) These systems afre very user friendly. You do not have to have an engineering degree to use it. In fact… I have had clients choose it instead of some of the more expensive systems just for its simplicity and ease of use.

Home automation and smart home technology are here to stay. Why not look for an affordable home automation system that can grow with you, add value to your home and give you pleasure at the same time.

What You Must Know About Your Home Automation System

Gone are the days when everything wanted a manual organization. From parking to temperature regulation everything was dependent on us, but now the scenario is completely different. Things have gone tech-savvy now. With homes becoming fully automated, the need for physical labor has significantly reduced. Today, right from waking up to the moment of sleeping, we are being automated. The right temperature, precisely optimized light, self-regulated doors and gates have become an important part of our lives. Thanks to the home automation system that has beautifully simplified the home care.

Today, our homes themselves have become a gadget. You just need your fingertips to control its different corners. From the entry to the exit, things can be remotely controlled now. The style of living has become fully computerized, a hub for technologically advanced gadgets and gizmos, serving you with ultimate comfort and security. Here is how technology is controlling and helping you at different points in your home:

A Self-maintained Refrigerator: No more worrying about your fridge’s cleanliness and maintenance as it is now smart enough to take care of itself. If you are ignoring its clean up for the past few days, it will alert you on the same with a smart indication. Not only this, it will also inform you when you are running low on grocery or eggs, thus making your life really simple.

A Remote-controlled Washing Machine: Washing clothes are no less than a fun activity now. It will wash your clothes according to their fabric and the amount of dirt your clothes have. Even the speed and drying mechanism are remotely controlled, offering a convenient washing.

HVAC & Lighting Control: The installation of these DIY home automation systems is really a boon for physically dependent people. Now, they don’t need to call out others to adjust the room temperature or switch on or off the lights for them.

Full Control Over Garage Doors, Windows and Intercom: With home automation system you can excellently integrate your windows, garage doors and intercom, which lets you regulate all of them on your single command. Besides this, your sprinkler systems, coffee makers and even your hot tub will work as per your directions, in a way giving full authority in your hands.

Complete Security at All Levels: The wiring together of different corners of your home with a home automation system makes it fully protected. As soon as somebody arrives at your place, the lights will get automatically on with simultaneous switching up of your heaters or air-conditioners. Apart from this, you may even enjoy automatic door locks for your home with these hi-tech systems. Thus, making your place a highly secured one to live in.

So, if you also dream of living in a fully automated home, then it’s the right time to enter into this sci-fi world with an effective home automation system installed. Make your home a smart home by making a smart move today!

The Basics Of Home Automation Systems

If you like convenience you will probably be interested in home automation. Florida has some of the best companies in the country delivering just the type of service you are looking for. These solution specialists will combine your audio and video equipment in a single, functional, and easy-to-use system.

A company specializing in full service home automation in Florida will service the entire Southeast region. They believe that technology was created to enhance our lives, and not complicate it. For that reason, they have studied their field of expertise so thoroughly that they are now able to provide their customers with the highest level of customization possible today. Their team is so skilled; they can create a smart home in which all the electronic amenities are consolidated into one simple operating system, with a user interface consisting of wall mounted key pads, touch panels, or even wireless touch panels.

If you are considering home automation in Florida, you will have to decide which components you want to incorporate into your system. The following list entails some of the features many consumers will ask to be incorporated when planning their home automation system.

• Home theater systems – It is very convenient to control your TV, DVD player, tuner, etc. with a few buttons or screen touches.

• Audio systems – One remote control for your entire surround sound system will make it so much easier when you are having a party.
• Lighting – Setting the mood is a breeze if you do not have to leave the couch.
• Surveillance systems -In your futuristic home you can also control your security and surveillance equipment all with one universal controller.