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Is Your Home Smart? 4 Ways Home Automation Can Help Your Family

When you think of home automation, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? It’s probably not a family home.

When home automation began, it was expensive and, to some, frivolous. Now, however, home automation has become accessible to all. That’s especially true for in the family home. Here are four reasons why you should automate your home and how doing so can help your family.

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What Happens This Year at The World’s Leading Trade Show Light + Building

Light + Building is one of the world’s largest Lighting and design trade shows in the world. Home automation is an important part of that and is only becoming more important. Here’s what you can expect at Light + Building this year.

What is Light + Building?

Light + Building is an annual trade fair which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany. It is the largest trade show in the world to focus on Lighting and Building Services. That includes home automation.

Companies from around the world share their products and innovations at Light + Building, giving us a taste of what is in store for the rest of the year. For home automation, this includes seeing where technology is going to take us this year, and what the newest trends are going to be.

In 2016, Light + Building was host to over 2,600 different exhibitors, including big names like Phillips, who made an appearance. This year, that figure looks set to increase, especially in the area of home automation.

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Home Automation or Smart Homes: What’s the Right Option for You

Home Automation and Smart Homes are usually just two words used to refer to the same thing. Don’t worry, you’re not alone if you do this. In fact, even many who claim to be professionals in the industry tend to believe they are the same thing. At their core, however, there is a fundamental difference between the two. That fundamental difference is what this article is all about.

However, before we get into the nitty-gritty of Home Automation or Smart Homes, we’re going to go through a short history of these products, to try and help you to have a better understanding of the differences. That way, next time you’re browsing for new components, you’ll know the difference between true experts and those who just have a name tag.

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Home of Technologies launches ‘Hotbox’ – The One Box That Controls All Your Heating and Cooling.

After years of careful development and planning, Home of Technologies has launched a new product to the UK market – Hotbox. It controls all the heating and cooling in a property with just one central box.

What are the benefits?

  • INTEGRATION – HOTBOX natively integrates with KNX and other BMS systems.
  • CONTROL – Control all heating and cooling in one place – from underfloor to standard.
  • SELF COMMISSIONING – No lengthy or complicated commissioning process.
  • EASE OF USE – Any electrician can install the system. Easy configuring for integrators.
  • USER FRIENDLINESS – Standalone system app control. Can be configured and maintained with ease.

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Future of Home Automation in the UK

Future of Home Automation in the UK

What is the future of home automation? Homes that change shape as you walk through them, where your living room can immediately change from that of a suburban lounge and into a tropical rainforest? A home where you wake up in the morning already dressed?

Ok, so these things are a little bit too far in the future, but right now there is a lot of exciting changes taking place in the home automation industry. Changes which are starting to address some of the problems which users have faced in the past.

A recent report issued by AMA Research has managed to identify a few of the things we can expect to see coming to Home Automation in the next few years. Here’s what we’ve taken from their recent report.

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How to Keep Your Smart Home Secure?

You’ve spared no expense in updating your home. Everything you have is state of the art and has been chosen to suit your specific requirements. Nothing could go wrong… at least, that’s what you think. The problem is that you’ve forgotten about smart home security.

No, not those cameras you’ve installed, but threats which come from within the digital realm. You think you’ve considered every angle, but you’ve forgotten about securing the connection protocol for your lightbulbs, or the toaster, or your thermostat. It’s too late, they’re already inside your internet of things.

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NETx BMS 2.0 Server’s Visualisation Editor Makes Centralised Control Easy and Powerful

The embedded web server makes the NETx BMS Server a flexible platform for web based visualizations. All software components that you need to create your visualization are already included in the NETx BMS Server. The web engine only uses HTML and JavaScript for the visualization. So each device with standard web browser can serve as a so called BMS Client. The web based visualization is not limited to PC systems but can also be used on smartphones, tablets, touch panels or other embedded devices.

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Divus releases the new Touchzone on Table Console

DIVUS TOUCHZONE combines smart phone apps with building industry‘s safety features.

DIVUS TOUCHZONE is an innovative building touchpanel for wall installations. ON TABLE CONSOLE is a great combination with the 7“ multi-touch screen you can use on your desk, counter or at the reception area. It sports handy controls for room functions, music, door entry systems and much more.

The ON TABLE CONSOLE is an excellent companion in the office, living environment, meeting rooms or even the doctor‘s office. The relatively small 7“ device is compact enough to not take too much space, but large and comfortable enough for using all important functions with ease and delight.

Have you installed a KNX system and want to improve it‘s capabilities and control with no hassle? Then combination of the DIVUS TOUCHZONE, ON TABLE CONSOLE and DIVUS KNX SERVER is an excellent choice. You just need to plug in the network cable and configure the visualization server to get started.

DIVUS TOUCHZONE is using Android operating system which means you have access to millions of available applications. You can quickly check traffic, weather, cooking recipes or set alarms with ease. In the sleep mode the display can be configured to show you the latest family and holiday pictures.

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Home of Technologies Ambient Assisted Living solution

What is Ambient Assisted Living?

Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is one of the major emerging technology markets of the moment, offering the potential to enable and empower citizens in their daily lives using state-of-the-art technologies. Known as ‘assistive technologies’ in some areas, AAL facilitates everyday activities for people who require care and support, augmenting their quality of life and assisting their independence.


Home of Technologies Ambient Assisted Living solution

Home of Technologies has developed a solution for a customer with disabilities and her carer/relative. Person living at home can control their lights, heating and blinds with one remote from everywhere in the house. The said remote also has an emergency button in case a day comes when urgent help is needed. When the button is pressed it automaticly sends a message to predefined numbers or devices notifying that attention is required. In addition to the emergency button there are also motion sensors installed in the house and the carer/relative can monitor if their cared one is active and healthy. Necessary action can be taken if no activity is detected in the house for prolonged periods of time. It can be a lifesaving solution for the people you care about.

 

Order or find out more about the components featured in this solution at our online shop www.knxshoponline.co.uk

 IO MODULE - eelectron IO32D01KNX
MONTION SENSOR - eelectron PD00C01KNX
THERMOSTAT - eelectron Synchronicity
LIGHT SWITCHES - CJC Systems
REMOTE CONTROL -  eelectron RC80A01IRC
IR RECEIVER - eelectron IR00A01ACC
POWER SUPPLY - eelectron PS00B03KNX
BLINDS CONTROLLER - eelectron BO08B01KNX
DIMMER 3CH - eelectron DM03B02KNX
IP GATEWAY - eelectron IN00A02IPI

 

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 Control everything in the building with these fully programmable siwthces

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CJC Systems offers 5 beautiful collections on low voltage. The all are fully customisable and available in vast range of finishes. These collections of switches can be used with impulse relays or with different brands of home automation systems. Every collection, with the exception of ZITA collection is available with or without LEDs. The LEDs have different purposes: A red led gives orientation to where the switch is located and the yellow and white LEDs give feedback from the lighting circuit (i.e. when the light is on, the led is on). Every collection is available in 12 different finishings and can be mounted in universal built-in boxes and in BTicino built-in boxes.

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