by Harvey Bond
(Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia)
It’s quite amazing to see movies that feature automated devices. They seem impossible to have in this real world. But it’s not all camera tricks. Because of today’s highly advanced technology, automated devices and gadgets are now possible. You can even have it in your own home.
Home automation is now widely available especially in wealthy countries. People who have it in their homes say that it’s part of the house, like outdoor and indoor decorations. These home automation gadgets may be very important to some people, but there are also those who regard it as a waste of money or just a silly device.
Different people have different needs and uses for home automation gadgets. If you have a habit of buying things that are not useful, then it would be better to invest on HA. Home automation is divided into categories, the first one is security and the other one is convenience.
Regular alarm systems are not very popular these days. That is why with home automation, the alarm systems now have built-in HA features. With the old models of alarm systems, they only make a sound after a burglar broke into the house. This gives the burglar time to ransack your home and escape even before authorities get there.
If you’re using automated alarm systems, you don’t have to lurch half-naked at night looking for the burglar. You will simply push a button, probably located on your bed’s side, to turn the lights on. Or your alarm system automatically turns on the light when an intruder enters your premises.
With HA alarms, you’re adding anticipation of a possible break-in in your homes. With good lighting, crime can be prevented. Even police authorities agree to that fact. You don’t have to change your porch lightor any other light in your home. You simply add the gadget, and there you have it, a home safe from burglars, vandals, and trespassers.
Most traditional alarms are primarily designed to protect your property, but not you. But if you utilize HA, you can have control over the whole situation. Personal safety is greatly achieved through home automation. Aside from protecting your property, you also help protect yourself and your family members from injuries like tripping over/falling down the stairs. One switch is enough, and you’re guaranteed with utmost security.
Who wouldn’t want to experience convenience; with today’s technology, that is the greatest advantage that you’re sure to get. With home automation, everything is done with just one switch.
For many years, you have been used to walking to and fro inside your home turning on the light, checking locks on doors and windows, or turning the heat switch on after waking in the morning. With HA, you don’t have to argue who’s going to do it. In fact, every one in the house will be glad to press that switch. But having this much convenience is not a valid excuse for you to become a couch-potato.
Having HA around is quite neat and elegant. With a remote control or switch, you can turn on the television, the lights, the VCR, and many more.
If you want to get automated, you just have to set it up. Ask for professional help because there are hundreds of devices compatible with other pieces that can be put together. Getting your home automated can help you solve vast problems that have been there for years.
Home automation can improve a person’s life. Learn about HA products through application books and through the internet. Afterwards, you can buy these devices; you may want to stick with DIY gadgets so that you don’t have to pay for professional service fees.
You should first identify what particular area(s) in the house that you want HA placed, and call a reputable HA company and ask for help in selecting the appropriate devices.
The best person to know what HA can do for your family and home is you. If you think only electronic geniuses can use HA, you’re quite wrong. Seek the help of professionals and enjoy the benefits of home automation.
Investing on HA can be rewarding although the payback time is rather long. But you can’t put your family’s life at stake; so get your home automated.