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What's New in Home Automation?

Quite possibly, if you can think of something you’d like your home to do, somebody else already has, and has developed a component to tie into your home automation system.

Have the urge to use your Smartphone to remotely give the command, "Let there be light" in your kitchen? You can purchase light switches that have remotely controlled dimmers, as well as control up to eight other groups of things at the same time, such as starting the pre-readied coffeepot, or detect motion and react accordingly.

But, say, you've got just the perfect switch plate already mounted on your wall; one that coordinates with your wallpaper and you can't bear to replace it with something utilitarian. No need to fret. You can buy a component that does almost all the other functions the vanilla one does, but is connected to the wiring behind your decorative switch plate.

Hubs are available that extend the range of motion sensors inside your home and which can text you when someone is moving around in a part of the house where they ought not to be.

Find your bedroom door open when you know you closed it this morning? As we know, not all doorknobs need opposable thumbs to open, and dogs have been known to lie about not getting on your bed when you aren't home. Between motion sensors and indoor cameras, some of which resemble the 'son' of R2D2, you can easily determine whether it was your dog or something more sinister. Obviously, there is no component for a home automation system that will teach Fido to fetch your slippers quite yet, but believe it or not, there is one that can automatically feed the cat.

Should you have motorized blinds on the inside of your windows or rolling shutters on the outside, there are components that can lower and raise them by timer or by remote control command from your iPad.

There are components available that will monitor the moisture in your houseplants and water them with a drip system while you winter in Florida. When it's hot as blazes in your neighborhood and you are spending two weeks in at the beach, there are components that will test the dryness of the soil in the yard and water the vegetables using a soaker hose. Components are available that will play selected music at selected hours to your growing garden. These same components can turn the television on and off so the dog doesn't get lonely while you are gone for 10 hours out of the day.

When it comes to a home theater system connected to your home automation system, there are many possibilities. Selected scenes can trigger lights to dim and the air conditioner to crank up. Components can also turn down the volume or flash the lights if someone is ringing the doorbell, or if a catastrophe is underway, such as a kitchen fire. You can even have the home automations system alert you to which channels the kids are watching in their rooms and how long the TV has been on in. And of course, you can then turn it off as needed.

AlarmCom Is A Rare Home Automation, IoT Play, Jefferies Says In Upgrade

Shares of AlarmCom Hldg Inc (NASDAQ: ALRM), a cloud-based home automation and monitoring services company, were upgraded by Jefferies ahead of the company's earnings fourth-quarter earnings report on Feb. 27. The Analyst Jefferies analyst John DiFucci ...

Published:  Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:53:00 GMT



Home automation market will be growing at CAGR at +25% available in new report

Home automation is the automation of household activity. Furthermore, the automation adds safety via lighting control and other appliance. Besides this, these systems secure house via automated door locks. These systems further enhance convenience through ...

Published:  Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:13:00 GMT



Home automation company founder reveals the 5 important lessons a bad year taught him

Demonetisation and rollout of GST rollout may have had a negative impact on business, but they brought along important lessons in their wake. It is strange that 2017 was one of the worst years for many people around me. I can understand that it was bad for ...

Published:  Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:37:00 GMT



Comcast brings home automation to more customers

Comcast recently announced that it will expand its smart home capabilities to the company's Xfinity platforms, including xFi, Xfinity Home, Xfinity Mobile and X1-its TV and voice remote. This will make home automation to more than 15 million Xfinity ...

Published:  Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:23:00 GMT



Kinitics Automation announces KLA05 line of linear actuators

The KLA05 Linear Actuator is available with a variety of accessories, including rod-end attachments, a range of mounting brackets and an adjustable home position switch. Potential applications for the Kinitics Automation KLA05 Linear Actuator include ...

Published:  Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:24:00 GMT



Home Automation Market is Anticipated to be worth USD 39.88 Billion by 2024 | Hexa Research

Research Report on Home Automation Market Size and Forecast By Type, By Application, By Technology and Trend Analysis, 2014 - 2024 The global Home Automation Market is expected to reach USD 39.88 billion by 2024, driven by rising necessity of consumers ...

Published:  Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:28:00 GMT



Hunter Fan Company Reveals Addition of Google Home Integration to SIMPLEconnect Smart Fan Collection

... positions Hunter as the only residential ceiling fan brand to boast compatibility with all three of the most popular home-automation devices in the world. In addition, the SIMPLEconnect collection will expand with the spring 2018 release of a new fan ...

Published:  Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:57:00 GMT



 

 

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