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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.

How to make Alexa Routines - smart home automation made easy

One of the best updates to the Echo family is Alexa Routines, enabling you to control multiple devices and perform multiple actions via a single phrase, such as "Alexa, goodbye" . No longer do you have to reel off a long list of instructions - through ...

Published:  Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:09:00 GMT

Want smarter outdoor lighting at home Here are your options

There are all sorts of reasons why you might want to smarten up the lights inside of your home -- the convenience of automation, for instance, or the novelty appeal of color-changing lights. You have more options than ever, largely thanks to the fact that ...

Published:  Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Discover the global ZigBee home automation market

A brief overview of Global ZigBee Home Automation Market is provided in the report based on product scope and market status & outlook. The market is segmented on the basis of type, end-users/application, and geography ZigBee Home Automation Market is ...

Published:  Wed, 21 Mar 2018 02:16:00 GMT

THE US SMART HOME MARKET REPORT: Systems, apps, and devices leading to home automation

This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. The US smart home market has still yet to meet the expectations many observers had in the early part ...

Published:  Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:12:00 GMT

Did I leave the stove on Nortec's new smart home sensor lets us know

It is, as they say, a burning question: Did I leave the oven on Naturally, a manufacturer well known for devices committed to wireless security, home automation, and personal safety has solved this common problem. Nortec Security & Control has developed a ...

Published:  Thu, 22 Mar 2018 04:36:00 GMT

Fluent Home, a leading provider of home security and smart home automation solutions, is thrilled to announce the launch of several new products

Fluent Home customers will now be able to control everything from their sprinkler system to their exterior and interior lighting from one in-home panel and smartphone app. The Fluent Home system is designed to be as effortless and intuitive as possible ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Mar 2018 05:00:00 GMT

Home Automation System Market to witness astonishing growth of 56.75%

A new independent 75 page research with title 'Global Home Automation System Market 2015-2019' guarantees you will remain better informed than your competition. The study covers geographic analysis that includes regions like Americas, APAC, Europe, MEA ...

Published:  Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:02:00 GMT



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