Automation is the use of control systems to control processes and devices, reducing the need for human intervention. Putting this into context, automation is having technology do things for you so that you can relax and not worry about it.
Automation is all around us. A situation you’re at a set of traffic lights, and there isn’t a traffic light operator that decides when to change the light from red to green. It is done automatically. The street lights coming on at night as programmed. There are no lamplighters running around turning each light on anymore. We can apply this same idea to our own life, especially in our homes. Granted, most of us can’t create complex control systems, so we will have to do our best with what is available, but having the most mundane tasks automated will help free up some time.
With Automation our electrical appliances will be better managed. The safety of our electrical gadgets is potentially enhanced with the right automation system installed. This will make electrical appliances to work as at when needed like in the case of daylight saving, which turns all shades and blinds to open up at dawn and close at dusk. Installing sensor devices in our rooms and pathway can really go a long way to save energy cost and the lifespan of the bulbs and HVAC systems. Home automation applied will definitely save energy.
In the world of Audio visual, automation has left a lot of things to the desire of many of us. We have situations where home owners can set and control of multiple devices remotely. You can have a particular playlist to play up on a system at a particular time, have scheduled media scanning for updates; have a particular video source to be selected at certain times and having devices in multi-room usage. In short you will have the parents and the children enjoying their favorite music from the source devices in separate rooms and everybody is happy.
Home security is really important. We always like to know who is entering our houses and sometimes what is happening at home. Home automation gives this opportunity to be able to see the face of everybody that presses your front bell through remote access. You now have a choice to deny access by activating necessary security panic button. Other major applications that home automation can handle are HVAC system management and this will always save us money in the long run.
So despite the claims of high quality from good workmanship by human operators, automated systems typically perform the process with less variability than human workers, resulting in greater control and consistency of service quality. Also, increase in process control of all different systems in the house makes one efficient integrated system, resulting in less operative time and an interesting combined system as a whole.