home means to making your home work for you, it will saves you time,
money and simplifying your life as much as possible. you can do
many things with home automation, you can have the outside light
comes on when its dark and turn off when its daylight or watch what
is going on with surveillance cameras around your house when you
are not home via internet and it can be recorded in to PC when there
is a motion or movement, it can be as sophisticated as having all
of the systems in your entire home automatically controlled according
to time of day, day of week.
And of course security is also an very important part of automating
your home from beginning.
It can be as
simple as automatic control of outside security lights that come
on at dusk and shut off at dawn. Or your home's exterior and interior
lights, and your stereo, can all come on for you when you signal
your garage door to open, so you don't ever have to enter a dark
house again. Or or personal presence in a room, and with voice control,
too. Remote and automatic lighting control, heating and air conditioning
control, and drapery control are very popular tools for realizing
significant energy savings as well as convenience.
Why walk into a dark home when your lights (exterior and interior)
can automatically come on when you press your remote garage door
opener or Why come into a hot or cold home when you can enjoy the
automated hvac and can be controlled by internet, home phone, intercom,
it will adjust automatically before your arrival.
When you like to watch movie with one button you can do many commands
like closing drapes, lights to 28%, over head lights off, DVD on,
Amplifier system on, TV or overhead projector on, security on (except
in viewing area), hvac to 73 comfortable level, phone system off
or if you choose you can see the caller id on tv or if some one
ring from out side you can view automatically.
of an automated home are limited only by your imagination.
Information Applicances - Smarter Than We Think
In home automation, one's toaster, television, and coffee pot are
no longer simply household appliances, they become information appliances
capable of processing data and making decisions. Even today's standard
home appliances contain some sophisticated electronics, a fact that
surprises many people. Perhaps the only missing ingredient in unlocking
the true power of these devices is networking:
middle-class American household already has around 40 microprocessors,
in cell phones, microwave ovens, self-focusing cameras, and the
like. Furthermore, many of these microprocessors are astonishingly
powerful. For example, the latest game consoles have more processing
power than the supercomputers of a decade ago.
However, this power is hidden from the users, who see only a simple
interface designed to provide just the basic functionality the device
is designed for. ... What is still lacking is the pervasive communication
system that will link them together."
"The Visible Problems of the Invisible Computer" (1999)
lack of standard networking, early examples of practical automation
are beginning to appear in homes in large numbers. Wealthy individuals
like Bill Gates have enjoyed full-featured home automation for years,
but the cost of the individual gadgets, at least, are gradually
dropping into the reach of mainstream consumers
of the Jetsons is no longer a futuristic fantasy. The smart house,
bristling with state of the art technology, is very much here and
now. Levels of convenience, security and enjoyment you thought were
merely a dream in the distance are very much a reality.
and peace of mind. These are all goals we set out to achieve when
developing the technology to move your home out of the past and
into the future.
Imagine a hi-fi
system that breathes beautiful music throughout the rooms of your
house. Or a home cinema system completely integrated into your favourite
room. Or phones, security systems, irrigation systems and air conditioning
systems controlled through a simple keypad.
A person rings
your doorbell. Sitting in the study, your television immediately
displays the image from the security camera mounted over the door.
Seeing it is your neighbour, you remotely open the door.
On your way
home from work and ready to begin a relaxing evening, you select
"Entertainment" from the touchpad. Immediately, the lights
dim, the shades close and the piano begins playing in concert with
the CD player. A few minutes later, you walk in the door to the
the future? No - this is the world of Smart Home Ideas for today's