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How To Get Started With Home Automation
With home automation, there is a plethora of choices for your home, office or any site needing your attendance--when you can't be there. Automation comes in the form of the simple and practical to the absurd. What you have is up to you and your personality and needs. Want to live like a Jetson? Then home automation may just be for you. It's also great if you want to be able to go away and have peace of mind that your family and the house is safe.
What can home automation do for you?
Peace of mind.
For instance--think you've left the coffee pot on? Well, you can actually turn it off via your cell phone. You can lock your doors as well as turn off the TV or the a/c when you've left. Your home need never be in danger of fire or break in when you are automated.
The first thing to do is not to get overwhelmed with the whole idea of automation. As we said, it can be simple or absurd. So, you need to only focus on what you want to do and not be quite so focused on the plethora of choices out there.
Determine your need.
Instead of scouring the internet for things that you can do and overwhelming yourself we will list some of the most common options to pursue.
Basically you can automate anything you do repeatedly. You may even be able to make certain appliances and systems work on one central system.
Get involved with your space.
Before you settle on any system you have to be more acquainted with the space you want to automate. Take a look around the house or office and really take stock. Don't feel you have hook up every appliance you have. Make sure you have a purpose for each thing you automate. This will keep it all organized and will keep your budget on track as well.
Think about the way you want to control the automation.
Do you want to have a switch that operates a timer? Do you want to be able to remotely control things on demand? This means that you decide when to switch things on and off. Do you want everything on separate timers? When these questions are answered, you'll have a much better time of it.
Think reliability, flexibility and power.
In choosing what 'brain' you wish to use as the central controller of your home automation we suggest taking these things into consideration. How does the cell phone or computer stack up to all three of these things for the type of appliances you are automating. There are some things that are just not good enough or reliable enough to do what you have in mind. This is when a consultation with a pro should happen
The last consideration.
Will this be controlled through hard wire, Ethernet, infrared or serial? It is suggested you speak to a technician that can guide you without too much monetary risk.
There are a lot of benefits to home automation. There is certainly a lot to consider as you can see. And we haven't gone as in-depth as we could have. But the good news is--we know exactly what you need once we have assessed the property with you. We are open to any setup you need from the simple to the complex.