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Anna Lodeserto

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When technology turns into comfort, safety and luxury, it is in reference to the building automation for the home, and housework or household activity that has been created with the purpose of providing housing to the maximise well-being, meant in the broadest sense of this term. Among the goals of home automation systems – also known as domotics, which means literally home robotics – are the improvement of quality of life, the security of people and property as well as the possibility of saving energy and reducing costs by simplifying design.
The concept of the smart house comes from the possibilities opened up by domotics, paving the way for the house of the future: a house featuring highly advanced automatic systems for lighting, temperature control, multi-media, security, and window and door operations.

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Domotics is more and more known thanks to Arduino technology, a quick and accessible entry point into the world of home automation. It is really easy to create smarter homes using this popular technology that serves the important function of acting as the controller, coordinating input from the user’s device, and the output, which is typically the firing of relays that will control various parts of the home.
The home automation system creates comfort by automating repetitive tasks through the simplification of everyday actions, reminding house owners what to do and helping them to manage their own safety, and the safety of their home.
The automated system can also help to significantly reduce costs by avoiding unnecessary waste due to forgetfulness by compensating, monitoring and managing priorities in terms of electricity consumption.
Many of the home automation solutions currently on the market take into account design needs as well as current trends of consumer demands, becoming real furniture solutions that are seamlessly integrated with the architectural level of each specific home automation realisation.

Domotics also allows customers to manage any kind of lighting system, whether internal or external RGB LED. The possibilities of varying the point of ignition, timing and fully managing every single light fixture are the main features of home automation systems.
The possibility of setting up proper customisation of temperature parameters with domotics guarantees maximum thermal comfort. The temperature control of individual rooms, and a continuous monitoring of the temperature on a room by room basis, it meets the current standards and provides significant energy savings. Integration with photovoltaic renewable energy and solar is the maximum expression. Heating and cooling can be programmed remotely, even through a simple SMS.
Convenience and security are guaranteed through the full control of the property allowed by the same home automation system when applied to any house. It will handle domestic gates, overhead doors and blinds, operated either manually or automatically according to predetermined time slots. The home automation system could also be activated through a remote control operated the phone, so, for example, home windows can be activated in tune with the weather detection and security systems.

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 12:50
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