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What Can Home Automation Do?

A home automation system can provide an avenue for reducing energy usage within an average household. One way this reduction is realized is through conservation by the preprogramming of devices connected to the home's system, rather than having to troll the house looking for things to switch off before leaving and then wondering if you did.

From as simple a thing as remotely turning off electric lights, to the scheduled denying of power, to the 'Instant-on' feature of so many of today's electric appliances and electronic gadgets, savings on electric usage can be controlled automatically by today's generation of home automation systems.

Heat producing devices such as electric hot water heaters continue to consume energy, round-the-clock, to maintain their preset temperatures when savings could be realized by shutting down the device during specified, non-use, hours. A home automation system would handle this task automatically.

The on-demand feature of a home automation system is equally useful for trimming electric usage. For instance, programmable thermostats for home heating and air conditioning have been on the market for decades and live up their intended purpose, yet they are bound by their parameters - set it and forget it. Set the programmable thermostat for 5 p.m. and the furnace or AC kicks in at the appointed time, whether or not you're getting home for supper that evening nor maybe breakfast the next day. With the on-demand feature of a home automation system, using your Smartphone, you can keep your furnace or air conditioner at reduced output until you tell it otherwise.

Security is an equally important feature provided by home automation systems. Most systems are used in conjunction with a outside monitoring service provide response to intrusion and fire. Windows and doors are monitored by devices and unauthorized entry results in audible alarms and prompt, manned response.

However, with the use of add-on components, home security can be significantly enhanced. Remote controlled locks can be integrated into the home automation system allowing you to lock or unlock house doors and garage doors from your Smartphone. You can even have the doggy door tweet you when Rover uses it.

Outdoor and indoor cameras, remotely controlled and with streaming video can also be used with the home automation system and viewed on your Smartphone.

Indoor and outdoor lighting which has been integrated into the home automation system can be turned off and on, with dimmer control, even on lights which do not have integral dimmer switches.

In the event of a power outage, home automation systems also come with a long-life battery back-up system, allowing the system to maintain vigilance over your home whether or not you are there, an important feature should you and your family need to be evacuated from your home due to natural or man-made disaster. It should be noted however, that a system generally cannot provide power to any other electrical system other than its monitoring functions.

Home Automation Market Size & Share Will Reach USD 21.0 Billion by 2020

Deerfield Beach, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/15/2017 -- According to the report, global home automation market was valued at around USD 5.0 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach USD 21.0 billion in 2020, growing at a CAGR of around 25% between 2015 and 2020.

Published:  Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:05:00 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:  Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:57:00 GMT



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



Top 15 UI Test Automation Best Practices You Should Follow

If you do not know how to deal with this in the right way, you will never see stability in your UI automation. Let's assume that in our test we are going to open the home page and verify the heading of the main page. Extremely simple. You just need to ...

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



Is Automation Killing Finance

Hitting even closer to home for us Finance types are ominous headlines such as this one in Wired last February: "Robots will soon do your taxes. Bye-bye Accounting Jobs." Automation replaces work, not jobs Except for A.I. Artificial Intelligence ...

Published:  Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:22:00 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



Start with the $50 SmartThings hub and expand your smart home

PC Mag named it their Editor's Choice, gave it 4.5 stars out of 5, and called it "one of the most versatile home automation hubs around." Add a smart bulb or two to the kit to control your lights or a motion sensor if you need to cover more rooms.

Published:  Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:42:00 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



Roomba to Rule the Smart Home

Could Roomba, the popular robotic vacuum cleaner, be the missing link that finally makes home automation useful and convenient What we're seeing today is a collection of devices that are all controlled by their own apps. The promise of enhanced utility ...

Published:  Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:32:00 GMT



 

 

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