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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.

Save Money

One of the biggest advantages of home automation is the long-term energy savings. From temperature controls helping to lower your heating bill to automated shutoffs on appliances and lighting when you exit a room, the potential energy savings are multiple.

Smart controls are also able to monitor what energy you use and, in some cases, provide you with insights as to where you can potentially cut down. It can also predict when you prefer a certain temperature, or when you’re going to be using the water heater. If you already know these times, you can simply set them yourself and avoid frivolous energy consumption.

With all that money you save, you’ll be able to spend on things you can do with your family. Like that holiday you’ve been planning.

Stay Secure

Another advantage of home automation is the potential security it can provide. Besides automated locking systems, you can also install movement activated cameras. Once activated, push alerts can be sent to your mobile or computer for you to see what’s actually happening in your home. Don’t forget about sensors on doors, windows, and anywhere else you want to make sure is secure.

You’ll be able to leave your family at home with the knowledge that if anything happens, you will know about it. Moreover, if the children come home and have forgotten their keys, you’ll be able to let them in with the push of a button on your phone instead of having to drive home.

Stay Safe

Is there someone in your home who needs just an extra bit of attention or care? Home automation can help to reduce the burden on you by automating some of that. Safety devices put in place can send out alerts to family members or even emergency services. Automated lighting can help those who are visually impaired, as can automated voice response.

Don’t forget the inclusion of smoke, carbon, and water detectors in your home automation plan. As soon as any of these are activated, you’ll be immediately notified with a push notification, keeping you and your family safe.

Stay Connected

Smart homes can keep every room in the house connected. In the living room? Connect with the kitchen to find out what’s happening. Curious what’s going on in the dining room? Do the same thing. A combination of cameras, microphone, and other monitoring devices can potentially provide you with information on everything that is going on under your roof – and in the garden.

Moreover, with some things, you won’t even have to stay in the know. There’s always someone who forgets to turn the lights off, or the TV, or doesn’t lock the door after they leave the house. Smart locks and appliances stop the inevitable arguments by automatically turning them off when you leave the room.

Now all you need to do is decide what to watch on the TV – home automation hasn’t gotten that far yet.

Stay Happy

Home automation for the family home is a great way of taking all the stress out of home management. Keep track of your loved ones and know they’re safe and secure, all whilst making savings.

Hotbox

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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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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Control everything in a single room with one switch

 

We have drawn a solution for controlling everything in a single room with just one switch. Eelectron’s exclusive eelecta switch range offers exactly that – it’s very functional as well as fantastic looking. The pad itself can be fully customised. Our solution makes the installation for small properties simple and drives down the cost for the end-user.

 

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