Home Automation Equipment, Taking your Home to the 22nd Century
Home automation system is the most widely acquired system around the country. The benefits and the convenience it gives to the consumers are the primary reason why it is highly acclaimed.
For years, Home automation system has evolved in so many different aspects. Starting from a simple burglar alarm system to the automation of multimedia appliances, this system deserves to be one of the most effective innovated systems.
Home automation is simply a system that is used for almost all appliances or furniture that is electrically or electronically powered. The concept of home automation system is to make manually operated appliances be controlled automatically at a given circumstance and conditions.
Before this system came to homes, these were used in huge buildings. One reason why automation system is used in big edifices is to facilitate manipulation of certain appliance. The only difference between a building automation and a home automation is that the former is quite complicated than the latter.
There are so many appliances that can be automated in ones home. Primarily, security alarm, lights and heating systems are the ones that use automation. However, as time pass by home automation is no longer limited to these devices. Home automation is now also applicable to televisions, components and other electrical machines.
Home automation may either be wireless or not. For homes that are yet to be built, wires can be permanently fitted to the walls and are connected to the main controller. In houses that are wires cannot be fitted, wireless automation systems are the right option. There are also companies and automation makers that specialize on either field. They can be found through the internet and other ways.
Here are some of the home equipments that use home automation system:
Audio systems are one of the systems that can be and mostly automated. Typically, audio systems are placed only at a definite and permanent place in the house, most of the time in the living room or in a function room. When one wanted to hear music in any part of his home, he can apply automation to his audio system. When an audio system is automated, there are options or conditions that are supposed to be met. The Audio system is connected into speakers located in the different part of the house. One may listen to music in his room without other people in some other parts of the house could hear. Or he may choose to play music through all speakers mounted and connected to the automated audio system. This feature is known as the multi-zone audio.
HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. This is also known as climate control. There are instances that refrigeration is associated to the HVAC making it HVAC+R. The equipments used for these systems too, like many home systems equipments, can be automated using certain automation schemes. When these certain systems equipments are automated, it will automatically adopt factors such as humidity, temperature, etc. without manually manipulating them. For example, in an air conditioning unit, it can be automated in the sense that when the room temperature has reached a certain ceiling temperature the appliance will turn on automatically. Same thing for other equipments included in HVAC+R systems.
This is an electronic communication device that is used locally. It works the same way as the telephone, but intercom is only limited to the local building or place. Homes use intercoms to communicate from one room to another. Bigger houses would require more equipment in the intercom system. Automating it will help one to actually associate more feature like two to three way calling etc.
Originally, as we all know, lights or lighting systems and equipments are manipulated manually since it only requires two operation; ON and OFF. This time, lights can already be automated and can be connected to a processor that is programmed to do specific task for a certain condition. For example, lights can be programmed to turn on at a certain time of the day and automatically shuts off any time as dawn comes. There are also lighting equipments that can be dimmed or brightly lighted. The factor for that condition is the room occupancy that when sensors detect that the room occupancy exceeded to the programmed number, the lighting system will add brightness automatically.