What is home automation

Home automation consists in the automation of electronic and mechanical devices of households: from lighting to heating, from videosurveillance to videointercom functions. The goal is to simplify some domestic tasks, guarantee higher safety to people and generate energy saving, by using an ad hoc electronic system. Modern electric installations make it possible to optimize the use of electricity, water, gas, avoiding all waste. Moreover, home automation technology allows for carrying out several tasks from a single point, such as switching the lights on and off, set the heating, and close doors. Domotic installations create relation networks between household devices. Because of this integration, several functions can be simultaneously managed with a remote control or by pressing a button.

How much does it cost?

Each project provides a personalized answer to the user needs, and therefore the final cost can change according to very different parameters: safety provisions, project goals, furnishing requirements, etc.

What is the difference with traditional solutions?

While traditional installations are rigid, modern electrical installations are flexible and allow for creating a relation network between multiple household devices. This makes your daily life easier and dramatically cuts down waste, both in terms of money and time. Home automation is different from traditional installations because it can integrate household devices, put them into communication and use them at best, combining them in a very effective way.

Do i need a specialized designer?

The design of a domotic system requires specific skills that are certified by manufacturers.

How can smart home automation integrate this into my home?

Any or all of the features above can be installed in your home and integrated so that you have a single easy to use touch screen panel in each room. This allows you to alter any aspect of the environment and entertainment throughout your entire home.

How can a home automation system help me save money?

Saving energy with your lighting saves you money and prolongs the life of your lights. Our audio visual solution can help you to reduce energy costs by using low voltage lighting, and automatic lighting controls. Low voltage halogen bulbs, which require a small amount of energy to power but produce a very bright light means the brightness of these bulbs can be reduced, by running them at a less than maximum brightness, with no loss of light to the naked eye whilst achieving considerable energy savings. Timers can be set to turn off lights at particular times or after a certain period of time. Light sensors for daylight harvesting can turn lights on or off to preset levels depending on the amount of natural light in the room. Motion sensors can be deployed to turn lights off when no movement has been detected in a room for a set period of time. Many other electrical devices can also be programmed to turn off after a certain period of inactivity.

What can a home lighting control system control?

A lighting control system allows you to set your ideal lighting scene for any activity, whether it be watching your favourite film, relaxing with a good book or preparing a meal. Home lighting control provides added security to your property and therefore your peace of mind. Increased energy efficiency will cut the cost of your electricity bills and you will need to replace your bulbs less often.

What are the security advantages of home lighting control?

Lighting control enables your entire home, garden and driveway to light up with a single press of a button. Have a soft path of light appear automatically between the bedroom and the bathroom in the middle of the night or a glow on the treads of the stairs for a safer descent. Your lighting control system can be linked to motion detectors enabling your lights to flash on and off as a deterrent when activated or simply light to full for your peace of mind. Lighting control can also be linked to many other devices such as fire and burglar alarms and CCTV.

What is multi room audio and video?

Multi room audio and video is a system which allows the whole family the freedom to enjoy home entertainment independently in any number of rooms throughout your home. Music or video is transported from centrally located equipment to discreet speakers and screens in other rooms.

How is multi room audio and video controlled?

By using a remote control or a keypad on the wall the source and volume can be altered and the system can be switched on or off. With the push of one or two buttons mult iroom audio enables you to select your choice of music instantly from anywhere in your home. LCD touch screens can also be used to provide graphical controls.

What is Custom Home Theater?

For the best Home Theatre experience using a specially designed cinema screen and projector is the best approach. With a high end video projector, high end DVD player, separate amplifiers for each channel controlled by a master preamp or controller, inwall speakers, and a subwoofer it is possible to recreate the movie theatre experience and even improve on it.

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