Home automation, often referred to as a smart home solution, is the use of technology to control and automate various household functions remotely. This includes the operation of entertainment, heating, lighting, and security devices. This will require the installation of dedicated computers and wiring.
Common purpose and uses of home automation
The most common purpose of home automation is to integrate multiple technologies into one system so that every aspect of the home can be automated from a central device. This makes these said elements more accessible and easier to control.
A smart home solution or home automation is not a single feature. Instead, it offers a range of controls:
Remote climate control
Homeowners can control the temperature of their home using a tablet, computer, or smartphone from anywhere, so long as there is an internet connection. Anyone can now turn on the heat or air-conditioning ten minutes before their arrival home.
You can program everything; wake up through automated lights and music or radio station, a pre-heated bathroom five minutes ahead, program the lights to turn on before you arrive home at night, or the television turns on to the news the minute you walk through the door.
Energy management systems allow homeowners to reduce energy usage. They can make heat, lights, and other appliances switch off automatically when you are not in the room.
The “necessary” basic components of home automation are:
- Smart wiring
- Control systems
- Internet connectivity
These are the backbone and foundation of any home automation system. Once these are installed and integrated, you can now choose your options such as security (doors, windows, vicinity), lighting, heating/air-conditioning, streaming services, home entertainment devices (TV, radio, MP3 players, etc.), and even kitchen appliances.
Who can benefit from home automation?
Smart home solutions are a tremendous help to elderly Australians, so they can still have their independence as they get older and require more assistance with home living. This can also prove useful to caregivers so they can spend less time on home aspects and more on their wards.
Persons with disabilities
Home automation is also a tremendous benefit to people with disabilities so they can live life more comfortably. Automation can help people gain more independence while enhancing their daily living.
Individuals or families who want a more technologically connected home
Home automation is used by individuals and families who want or need to improve their daily lives in a more connected and easily accessible home. The main objective is to simplify daily tasks, enhance the comfort of the home, ensuring home security and improving the entertainment experience.
Find out more about home automation from Installation Services Queensland (ISQ)
ISQ is a qualified professional installation service company. We can discuss with you how to make your daily tasks almost effortless and efficient with a smart home solution. Our home automation service can provide connectivity to your home, improve your audio and home entertainment, and CCTV, intercom, alarms, and other security aspects. Talk to us by calling 1300 665 202 or completing our website enquiry form.