What is Home Automation and How it Works?
With the appropriate Home Automation equipment, home appliances and equipment can be controlled automatically and remotely. Automated controls can turn equipment on or off, or adjust operating settings at predetermined times. These can be triggered on site or completely remotely. Home Automation controls can also adjust equipment operation in response to changes or sensor triggers, such as temperature, in the home environment. Homes utilising these home automation devices, which may also integrate broadband communications (an active internet connection), are called smart homes or smart houses.
Home automation can either be centralised and programmable, or consist of decentralised and isolated sensors and controls. Systems range from sophisticated electronic programmable controls for lighting, heating, cooling and entertainment devices using special wiring or wireless, to just a few isolated, automated systems, such as motion sensors to control lights.