It may seem obvious but Home Automation actually encompasses a wide range of systems that are designed to make life simpler around the home.
Wikipedia states That Home Automation is;
"Home automation or domotics is building automation for a home, called a smart home or smart house. It involves the control and automation of lighting, heating (such as smart thermostats), ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), and security, as well as home appliances such as washer/dryers, ovens or refrigerators/freezers.
Wi-Fi is often used for remote monitoring and control. Home devices, when remotely monitored and controlled via the Internet, are an important constituent of the Internet of Things.
Modern systems generally consist of switches and sensors connected to a central hub sometimes called a "gateway" from which the system is controlled with a user interface that is interacted either with a wall-mounted terminal, mobile phone software, tablet computer or a web interface, often but not always via Internet cloud services."
Which although correct is quite a verbose, technical way of describing something that can be summarized in a much simpler way.
Home Automation is;
- Automating mundane or repetitive tasks with the use of home technology, sprinkler systems that operate themselves, lights that come on after dark and switch themselves off in the morning.
- Using your phone, tablet, computer, voice or an intelligent keypad to control various parts of your home, such as; lights, air-con, music systems etc...
- Timed or scripted events for your home, such as turning on the lights at 8pm or playing your favourite music as you arrive home. When X happens then do Y.
So there you have it. Home Automation is available to everyone, no matter the budget - If you are in Thailand and would like to discuss Smart Home Automation in more detail then please get in touch. We install in Phuket, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Bangkok and overseas.