With the continuous improvements in technology, we have learnt to live more comfortably than we used to decades ago. Thanks to automation, we can control so many gadgets, applications and settings, and all this just by pressing one or more buttons. Automation can be viewed in various settings and scenarios. Smart home energy and security automation is one example.
Basically, this refers to the control of various things in your house. Nowadays, this is affordable and, needless to say, extremely convenient. One can control various things, such as the house's lights, security and surveillance systems, home theater system, thermostats, phone systems, and even sprinklers in your garden or lawn.
The most popular control systems are those which control the lighting of the various rooms in your house. This can be done both while you are within the house, and even remotely. There are even systems that allow you to do this via the internet. One can thus switch on lights, dim them or switch them off.
Another popular form of automation is the control of security systems and surveillance systems. This includes both the alarm system, and also any surveillance cameras that one may have installed. These systems generally also include what is often referred to as access control systems, that is one will be able to open, unlock, or close doors even if he is not at home.
Another popular form of home automation is the controller that enables one to control all the electronic gadgets of his home theatre by means of one remote control rather than several ones. Many people abhor the fact that they have a remote control for the television, another one for the speakers, another one for the DVD player and so on. Now, thanks to automation there is no need for all this confusion with piles of remote controls scattered everywhere.
Phone systems can also be controlled. This includes the possibility to screen incoming and missed calls, as well as the switching on or off of the various phones in one's house. Another use of such systems is for irrigation purposes. Sprinklers can be regulated to irrigate the lawn or garden whenever you wish.
Thermostats can also be regulated. One can thus adjust the temperature of the room. Common uses include switching on the heating or air-conditioning while on the way home from work, or while you are in bed. This is also considered to be very convenient so as to prevent possible repercussions as a result of extreme temperatures. Warnings are triggered when the temperature in your house is dropping too low or too high. For example, you can adjust the temperature accordingly even if you are not in the house, if such a warning is triggered. This will prevent problems such as pipes freezing, plants dying, or possible discomfort to pets which might be in the house.