What is Home Automation?
Home automation is automation of the home, or household activity. Home automation means that you can control the devices in your home from anywhere at any time, such as control of lighting, heating, or air conditioning and all the appliances in your house and so on. One touch of a button at your cellphone or PAD can adjust the settings on heating and lighting or more appliances.
Why you need Home Automation?
Comfortable and Convenience
Home automation can help make your home more comfortable, and make you have more fun! And Home automation can Increases the peace of mind by making everything at home in order.
You can turn alarms of your home automation systems on or off from your smartphone from anywhere,and you also can set timers to turn lights on or off or adjusted your thermostats temperature before you go back. By using home automation system you can watch live security camera feeds or get alarm alerts immediately when you were out, it can also let you check if your daughter turned off her curling iron and so on,Home automation make these all possible and easy.
Energy efficiency &Saves Money
Home automation is efficiency and energy savings. By make it possible to turn appliances off as you need at anywhere,and have them work on the day you return, you can save lots of energy.
The necessity products of a Home Automation System?
Home Automation System is a large network of systems, it is composed of security system,lighting control system,heating & air conditioning system and so on. In the past, only some big companies can build a home automaiton system.But now ,through internet ,we can buy nearly all the products you need on online stores.Here are some best products I recommend for DIYers.
The Amazon Echo is like Apple’s Siri,it is a device which can listens to your order, do something it can do like play music,and it also can tell you the weather or read the latest news for you.
If you can write some code using the opening up APIs and an SDK,, you can make it be the brains of your home automation system.
SONOS PLAY:1 is a home audio products. It is Sonos’s classsic product of wireless speakers,With its multiroom music technology, SONOS Play can make it be possbile to play music in perfect sync or play different music in different rooms. SONOS PLAY:1 is a best-selling product of home audio.
Nest Learning Thermostat, 2nd Generation
Nest Learning Thermostat is one of the best-selling thermostats. It can remember what temperatures you like and set the temperature automatically. After 30 minutes install, you need to do nothing except change the temperature sometime.If connecting Nest to Wi-Fi, you can control it from your smartphone. The biggest advantage is that Nest Learning Thermostat can work with nearly all of 24V heating and cooling systems.