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Why is Home Automation Becoming So Popular?

The rise in popularity of home automation systems can be accounted for by its decline in pricing in recent years.

Since home automation systems' introduction several decades ago, when a hard wire retrofit of your home by professionals was the only avenue, costs have fallen. Many of today's new systems do not require special wiring to be added to an existing home at all. Some components of the technology are wireless, as well. However, although there are some systems that can be installed by the do-it-yourselfer for a more modest price, most high-end products with a greater number of applications to offer, still do require professional installation. In addition, It is often a good idea to get what you think you may need in the beginning from the manufacturer of the home automation system, rather than planning to add on later or fit technology systems you already own into a purchased system, as compatibility can be an issue. New homes, in all price ranges, often have home automation systems built in to begin with.

Pricing aside, a generational acceptance of technology has also played a large part in the growing popularity of home automation systems. Using a Smartphone, Blackberry, Android, iPad or any computer connected to the Internet, a person anywhere on the planet can access his or her home's system. Those at ease with technology appreciate the simple convenience of phoning home with instructions to keep the porch light on. A few of the systems currently on the market come with voice recognition. The central station inside the home can be a computer with a keyboard, one with a mouse or a touch screen, depending on your interactive comfort level.

The customizability of home automation systems adds to their growing acceptance among average householders, too. Basic triggers, such as turning on outside lights at a prescribed hour are easily set. Macro triggers, a series of events such as lighting indoor lamps, locking outside doors, and turning on landscape lights at dusk, are simple to implement.

For families with kids old enough to let themselves in after school, keyless door locks as part of a home automation system can be very useful. Each person can be assigned a personal code to open the door. Now Mom can be sure Junior came home right after school as he said he did. Indoor cameras could also reveal whether he drank milk right out of the carton or used a glass as he was supposed to. Whether or not he actually started on his homework unfortunately remains a mystery not solvable by current technology.

Home automation systems can turn on the built in irrigation system to water the lawn at dawn, start the dishwasher after everyone has gone to bed, block unwanted calls from specific numbers, and show you who is at the door so your can decide whether to answer it in your pajamas. They can even remind you to put the trash cans by the curb, but unlike Mom, they won't do it for you.

New report examines the DIY home automation market forecast to 2022

DIY Home Automation Market Research Report evaluates current as well as future aspects, primarily based upon factors on which the market players compete in the market, key trends and segmentation analysis. - Agency -. Global DIY Home Automation Market ...

Published:  Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:26:00 GMT



Ultrasonic Sensors Measure Up in Home-Automation Applications

Ultrasonics or ultrasound is a radar-like system that uses ultrasonic signals at frequencies above those typical for human hearing, usually above 16 to 20 kHz. The 40- to 70-kHz range tends to be most popular. Its main application is object detection and ...

Published:  Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT



This Home Theater Technology is Above Par

Integration firm Millennial Systems Design (MSD) used ELAN home automation to create a dual-functioning entertainment room that seamlessly transitions from theater to game mode at the push of a button. ELAN integrates with the home theater and golf ...

Published:  Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:10:00 GMT



ABB bags Emami Cement order for integrated automation, electrical systems

ABB India has bagged orders for an automation and electricial system for a 2 MPTA greenfield plant in Odisha by Emami Cement, the flagship company of the Kolkata-based Emami Group. Emami is setting up advanced and energy-efficient cement plants to meet the ...

Published:  Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:39:00 GMT



Most Wanted: The best smart home products you can buy

You can also create different scenarios involving multiple devices more easily. So if you really want to go down the automation route, these are some of the best home hub options. Best - Samsung SmartThings There are plenty of options out there ...

Published:  Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:01:00 GMT



Navigant Research Report Shows Amazon, Google, and Other Technology Incumbents Are Capitalizing on the Potential of Artificial Intelligence in the Smart Home

AI is fundamentally changing the way consumers interact with their homes, offering enhanced solutions, including digital assistants, that help manage energy consumption, keep homes safer and more secure, and create more intuitive home automation.

Published:  Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:15:00 GMT



The Future Of Home Business Technology

Not only will this lead to fewer people working in dangerous physical jobs, such as mining, but automation will help home-based businesses use machines to do the long drawn, repetitive and monotonous work. For example, you won't need to pay to ...

Published:  Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:28:00 GMT



Smart Home M2M 2017 Global Market Expected to Grow at CAGR 37.69% and Forecast to 2020

A smart home comprises an internal network, home automation, and intelligent control. It is equipped with advanced and automated digital devices, home appliances, and equipment that are interconnected to each other, facilitating sophisticated monitoring ...

Published:  Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:33:00 GMT



Google Home Max now available for purchase in online, retail stores

It also works with more than 150 home automation brands and 1,000 smart products. The Google Home Max is available at the Google Store and also Best Buy, Verizon and Walmart for $399 SRP. It's available in Chalk and Charcoal and if you want to see it in ...

Published:  Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:00:00 GMT



 

 

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