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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.

VOCOlinc Brings New Smart Home Products to Global Sources' Mobile Electronics Trade Fair

HONG KONG, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading home automation innovator VOCOlinc has made a high-profile debut at this year's Global Sources' Mobile Electronics Trade Fair (METF or "the Fair"), proudly presenting its new smart home products to the world.

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:49:00 GMT



Home Automation Industry Worth USD 113.82 Billion By 2025 - Global Analysis and Forecasts by Product and Networking

Oct 17, 2017 (MarketersMedia via COMTEX) -- The Insight Partners added, "Home Automation Market to 2025 - Global Analysis and Forecasts by Product (Entertainment Centers, Security & Access Control, Lighting Control, Climate Control and Outdoor Automation ...

Published:  Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:33:00 GMT



Home Automation Market, 2014-2020: Global Industry Will Reach 21.0 Billion

Global Home Automation Market to Exhibit 25% CAGR between 2014 and 2020 Deerfield Beach, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/18/2017 -- 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 ...

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:03:00 GMT



Smart Home Tech Assists Quadriplegic Resident

Today's touchscreen devices and home automation systems have the potential to raise the standard of living for people with disabilities. For many disabled individuals, daily tasks as trivial as getting out of bed or turning on the lights can be difficult ...

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:08:00 GMT



Samsung Connect Home AC1300 Smart Wi-Fi System

The Samsung Connect Home pulls double duty as a capable multi-node Wi-Fi system and a SmartThings home automation hub, letting you manage your wireless network and smart home devices with a single app.

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:34:00 GMT



Home automation Market India Industry Analysis 2017

home automation market in India is expected to grow with a CAGR of more than 23% in the coming six years. PUNE, INDIA, October 17, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ -- India Home automation Market is a science which deals with a residence equipped with computing and ...

Published:  Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:12:00 GMT



HOME8 LAUNCHES "ACTION VIEW" KITS TO MEET FOCUSED HOME AUTOMATION, SECURITY NEEDS

FREMONT, CA (October 17, 2017) - In an effort to bring focused, entry-level functionality to consumers in the areas of security, valuables protection, and home control - at a cost-effective price point with all equipment included - Home8 has created a line ...

Published:  Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:33:00 GMT



Control Wi-Fi outlets and more with GE's $16.50 Smart Home Switch (Reg. $20)

Requires a GE Home Automation Switch. This is NOT a standalone switch. Compatible with GE in-wall Z-Wave, Bluetooth, and ZigBee switches, dimmers and fan controls First Alert Z-Wave Smoke Detector & Carbon Monoxide Alarm drops to $34 shipped https://t.co ...

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:34:00 GMT



Double-digit Growth of European Home Automation Systems Market Fuelled by Connectivity and User-interactive Features

Innovation scouting, partnering, collaboration, and appropriate acquisitions are essential for growth, finds Frost & Sullivan's Home & Building Team LONDON, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Unambiguous business models, frequent innovations on Internet of ...

Published:  Mon, 16 Oct 2017 01:44:00 GMT



 

 

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