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Home automation

Home automation is a solution to monitor and control basic home functions automatically and sometimes remotely. It includes control over appliances, heating and cooling systems, lighting, sprinklers etc. From a security standpoint, you can remotely monitor and access your surveillance cameras, alarm systems, smoke detectors, locks and other security devices in your house. Home automation may also allow you to access and control your devices from anywhere in the world with the help of any internet-connected device. This technological solution ensures all your home devices and systems are networked together, thus offering seamless control and security of your home.

Components

The primary components of a typical home automation system comprises a computer, smartphone or tablet, emergency power backup for the computer, software, interconnected cables or wireless links, speedy internet connection, and systems or devices to be controlled. Home devices and systems are linked over a medium such as electrical power cables, coaxial cable, radio frequency, infrared or spread spectrum technology.

Benefits – Safety with convenience

Home automation has various benefits such as security, control, convenience, energy savings and money savings. Home automation with safety and voice control features helps senior citizens and the physically challenged.

Some of the benefits of home automation are stated in detail:

  • Security: Security systems can be accessed and monitored from anywhere via live video feed, email and text notifications.
  • Safety: Sensors that can detect fire, water leak, motion, carbon monoxide and other occurrences help mitigate disasters because they can directly communicate with you.
  • Control: Applications on smartphones and tablets remotely control devices and systems within your home.
  • Savings: Devices such as sprinklers, water heater, Wi-Fi enabled lights and power monitoring outlets connected with the home automation system reduce energy and water use.
  • Convenience: Door locks activated when all the lights in the house are off, having your house lights turn on when you arrive or the door opening as you approach it are some examples of smart technology.

Internet of Things

Home automation combined with “The Internet of Things” transforms an automated home into a smart home. The Internet of Things utilises a blend of sensors and smart systems to connect objects to a network, allowing these objects to communicate with each other and complete tasks.

Advent of home automation

Home automation is not all about luxury, it’s now a necessity. Today's technology makes it affordable for homeowners to buy and install their own home automation systems. The regular consumer’s dream to live in a "smart home" has now become a reality.

Home automation - Applications
Akuvox all-Android intercom solution ensures smart living environmentAkuvox all-Android intercom solution ensures smart living environment
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MOBOTIX implements social work home automation project for LivingTECHMOBOTIX implements social work home automation project for LivingTECH
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Home automation - News
Intersec 2018 showcases artificial intelligence based systems for homeland security market
13 December, 2017: The Middle East homeland security market is on course for significant growth over the next five years, with revenues more than doubling in value from an estimated US$9.6 billion in 2017 to US$19.7 billion by...
ISC East 2017 ends on success with over 7,000 prominent security industry professionals in attendance
1 December, 2017: ISC East, sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), once again saw great success this year with over 240 exhibiting companies and over 7,000 high-profile security professionals attending the show....
NAPCO announces expanded “Connected Home & Smart Business Dealer Program”
28 November, 2017: NAPCO Security Technologies, known for developing innovative technology and reliable security solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of their new, expanded Connected Home & Smart Business...
Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology 2017 discusses building technologies and trends
23 November, 2017: The 11th edition of Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology (SIBT) ended on a positive note with a record-breaking number of visitors. The fair was held concurrently with Shanghai Smart Home Technology...
Johnson Controls’ DSC iotega provides safer and smarter living for homes and small businesses
20 November, 2017: Johnson Controls announces the immediate availability of the DSC iotega, its next generation wireless security and automation solution designed to provide safer and smarter living for homes and small businesses. ...
Comcast Works with Xfinity Program adds additional Kwikset Door Locks with Home Connect Technology
20 November, 2017: Comcast has announced that it has expanded its relationship with the Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. and has integrated three additional best-in-class smart locks into its Works with the Xfinity programme....
Smart home trends: Combining professional security with the DIY approach
The smart home market has seen significant growth since 2010. Specifically, less than 0.5% of homes in the American region had connected home devices such as thermostats, lighting, security and entertainment...
ADT Cybersecurity creates real-time cyber detection & response solution
17 November, 2017: ADT, a provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in North America, announced the acquisition close of DATASHIELD, one of the country’s fastest growing cybersecurity...
Dahua receives Seagate Partner award and celebrates ten years of partnership
16 November, 2017: On October 30th, Seagate Technology LLC and Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd. held a ceremony to commemorate ten years’ partnership at Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center of China....
Hanwha Techwin Wisenet SSM VMS integrates with TDSi EXgarde PRO Access Management PC software
6 November, 2017: Video surveillance specialists Hanwha Techwin and access control experts TDSi, have successfully integrated Wisenet SSM video management software (VMS) with the EXgarde PRO Access Management PC software...
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Home automation : Manufacturers & Suppliers

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Now shipping: Arecont MegaVideo 4K with SNAPstream, NightView and WDR
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The 8.3MP/1080p MegaVideo® 4K dual mode network camera is the new generation of Arecont Vision’s MegaVideo cameras. This fully compliant implementation of H.264 (MPEG-4, Part 10) provides full 3840 x 2160 megapixel resolution at full video frame rates of 30 frames per second (fps) at 8MP and 60fps while in 1080p binning mode.

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Arecont VisionASSA ABLOY EMEA
BCDVideoCLIQ - ASSA ABLOY
Dahua Technology LtdDelta Scientific Corporation
HikvisionMOBOTIX AG
Nedap Security ManagementPromise Technology
Pyronix LimitedSeagate Technology
SeeTec GmbHTESA
Vanderbilt IndustriesVicon Industries

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