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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.

Ask Hackaday: What Is "Home Automation" ?

We're not entirely sure what's become of the term "home automation." The definition seems to have settled for any user interface in the home-via tablets, phones, handheld remote controls ...

Published:  Mon, 12 Oct 2020 17:00:00 GMT



Home Automation: Evolution Of A Term

Home automation: for me the term recalls rich dudes in the '80s who could turn off their garage lights with remote-control pads. The stereotype for that era was the more buttons your system had ...

Published:  Sat, 17 Oct 2020 17:00:00 GMT



Industrial Automation And Instrumentation Market In India Will Register an Incremental Growth of $2.58 Billion during 2020-2024 | Technavio

Technavio has been monitoring the industrial automation and instrumentation market in India, operating under the industrials segment. The latest report on the industrial automation and instrumentation ...

Published:  Thu, 22 Oct 2020 18:48:00 GMT



Forrester: AI and automation will help organizations rethink the future of work

Intelligent automation will advance to support one in four home workers. Three times as many information workers will work from home all or most of the time, while many companies will institute hybrid ...

Published:  Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:17:00 GMT



Smart hubs, Z-Wave and Zigbee: How to get started with home automation

Here's what you need to know if you're ready to dip your toes into smart home automation. Zigbee and Z-Wave are low energy, mesh networks that allow devices to communicate with each other ...

Published:  Sat, 17 Oct 2020 19:45:00 GMT



Home Automation & Control Industry Market Still Has Room to Grow : Emerging Players 2GIG Technologies, HoneywelL, Vantage Controls, IControl Networks

How to reach that market place and its associated audience with current marketing efforts? Benchmark now the competitive efforts with high growth emerging players and leaders of Home Automation & ...

Published:  Fri, 16 Oct 2020 09:28:00 GMT



Home Automation Market, Industry Share, Trends, Growth, Future Prospects, Forecast 2019 to 2025

The global home automation market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.2% from 2019 to 2025. Home automation is the use of intelligent terminals, an automated system that controls home appliances ...

Published:  Sat, 10 Oct 2020 06:26:00 GMT



 

 

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