The continual advancement and glamour of technology never cease to entertain us, yet the most basic barrier faced by each enthusiastic customer (particularly in the Indian context) is”Is my money worth it?” Did you ever feel that home automation is simply an extravagant, eye-catching contrivance without bearing any persuasive requirements or consequences? If so, then it’s time for you to reevaluate your view and have an educated idea as to what Home Automation is and how essential it’s in the context of pocket-friendly energy bills and clever security of your systems.
The technology which makes home automation potential can be overwhelming.
Without going into much jargon, Home Automation refers to the use of technologies to control and monitor several items around your home. The Home automation system generally has 3 elements:
Sensors: to detect changes in voltage, temperature, daylight etc,
Controllers: to transmit and send data eg. Computers, computers etc..
Actuators: to control the mechanics of the automation system.
Broadly speaking, automation may vary from typical mundane events (like programming your front door lock to allow you to know when your child returns from house ) to occasions such as getting a text message once your security system is jeopardised! However, for the time being let us talk automation pertaining to your energy consumption as follows:-
Lighting: Motion detectors to switch on lights when required and switch off when rooms are empty. Ex. Sensor-based LEDs that change off automatically
Heating/cooling: Smart devices to learn your favorite temperature ranges and their timings.Automatically turns down when you’re away from home
Appliances and equipment control: Stand-by power controllers with smart electricity boards which automatically turn off if appliance isn’t in operating mode.
Energy observation: Information on energy intake (known in the meter board) is transmitted wirelessly to a control, which enables the user to look at the price tag,estimated greenhouse emission as well as the renewable energy generated by PV solar cells.
Following the trends of what’s been discussed previously, every electric device can be automatically powered down when not needed. Thus automated houses are more energy efficient than traditional homes.An energy efficient house can recover the amount spent on automation within two to three years in the reduced energy intake. Some studies have revealed you may enjoy upto 40-60% decrease on your energy consumption with home automation.
On a concluding note, we might say that with the introduction of modern technology and equipment, home automation is becoming increasingly more affordable and customized for buy, instead of being constrained to wealthy fantasies. Not only does this ensure security and cozy way of life but on a longer run it gives you the ability to go green by the merit of energy-efficiency and eco-friendliness