There was a time when a building automation system was strictly for commercial application, however the replacement was overpriced and invasive, and all the components needed to be hardwired, requiring holes drilled into the walls.
The equipment was sizable and unnwonderful… Wireless technology has led to sizable improvements.
These systems have become more streamlined, less expensive and added greater opportunities. More and more appliances are offering smart features that can be incorporated into the automation system, but coffee makers, microwaves, ovens, dishwashers, dryers and washing machines are just some of the options. There are refrigerators that include touchscreen displays that can show the video from surveillance cameras, weather forecast, grocery list or even favorite photographs. The lights throughout the home can be programmed and operated remotely for convenience, to conserve energy and make it seem like the family is at home! Smart temperature controls can be added to the hub to maximize energy efficiency, reliability of the heating and cooling and superior comfort. Air quality accessories such as dehumidifiers, humidifiers, air cleaners and heat reclaimy ventilators can be customized by way of the loft automation system. There is the option to elevate the safety and security of the home. Surveillance cameras offer real-time video of the dwelling and send alerts when there is movement, then it’s possible to see who is sitting on the porch and even converse by way of a speaker even if the homeowner isn’t on the premises. There are motion-activated lights, smoke detectors, moisture detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and alarms for doors and windows that integrate into the automation system.