Monday, 23 December 2019

5 Smart Ways to Automate Your Home

The fourth industrial revolution is on its way and automation is transforming not only workplaces but also homes. Automation is unleashing a new age and it is offering convenience and comfort like never before. Manufacturing has become automated, cars have become smart and next in line are homes. 

Home automation is the new in thing and there are several ways by which you can make your home a part of it. Here we have listed the top five ways which will make your home stand out.


1. Lighting Control

Smart lighting is a vital part of home automation. Smart lighting control systems come with several permutations and combinations. From a single light to all the lights of a particular area or even the whole house, you can control the lighting at your fingertips. You can control the lights remotely or pre-set them so that they turn on or off automatically when a person enters or leaves. Furthermore, with one push button, you can dim home theatre lights, close the drapes, operate the coffee maker and even control the entertainment system.

2. Security & Surveillance

It is another key player in the home automation arena which will ensure that your loved ones are safe in the house. The automatic security system usually consists of sensors, keypads, control panels, locks, access control and what not! For this, you can go either with the integrated wired system or automated wireless solutions. You will have complete control over the security system and can manage it remotely.

3. Home Audio/Video System

A smart home audio/video system is the key to world-class entertainment. Your entertainment will never be the same once you choose an automated home audio-video system. You will be able to distribute music from one location across the entire home with just a tap on your smart device. You could set different sound levels for the living area and other rooms. It can be installed easily in such a way that the home decor isn’t ruined. Additionally, you can expand the home theatre system via HDMI and distribution components of IR.

4. Robot Vacuums

This is exactly what you need if you are not a big fan of cleaning. This vacuum bot cleans your home while you enjoy your favourite TV show, read a book or while you complete a presentation. Some of them can be connected to the Wi-Fi network and further to a smartphone application. Advanced robot vacuums come with mapping features and they can find out on their own which part of the house requires cleaning. It doesn’t matter how big your property is or how the furniture has been placed, the robot vacuum will find its way.

5. Smart Sprinkler Controller

Whether or not you choose automation inside the home, you certainly should get it for the outside. In other words, it’s time to upgrade your old sprinkler controller. Your sprinkler system can be connected to the home Wi-Fi to get the latest weather report. Further, it can also determine if your lawn needs water and in what quantity. If your lawn has been watered naturally via rain then the smart sprinkler will ensure it doesn’t overwater the greens. 

Smart homes aren’t built overnight. These are just five of the most popular options when it comes to automating your home, in reality the list is quite long. You can choose from them as per your requirements and budget.