Prologue To Home Automation
Home automation is a technique by which you give potential to your home appliances to communicate with each other through wifi connectivity.
This facilitates you to control your home devices without any manual interaction with your switches.
Integrating the latest technology based devices in your home to improve home functionality is the upcoming demand of every human being.
Smart homes are time saving, energy efficient and helpful for physically challenged or elderly people.
According to some people, automated homes will make people lazy in the future but this is not true. Positive and negative effects occur according to the usage of a particular thing.
Now, let’s talk about the 20 reasons which will fully make you feel to have automated home or home automation availability.
So, without wasting your time, let me start !!
Improved Functionality Of Your Existing Appliances:- You can turn-on, turn-off your appliances, manage the speed of a fan, temperature of your AC, dim your lights without pressing any single switch of your appliance.
This helps to improve the functionality and durability of your appliances. Your devices’ durability will increase because they will work in a systematic way.
Let’s take an example, your ordinary oven becomes smart and will tell you when your food is perfectly cooked. So, you don’t need to worry about overcooked or undercooked food.
Remote Access:- Managing all your home appliances doesn’t sound cool but, managing them from another city or country definitely sounds cool. Right?
Remote access features are really beneficial to reduce your electricity consumption. If your home is automated then you can easily control your appliances from anywhere in the world.
Suppose, you are leaving your home for some work suddenly, on the way to your office you realised you didn’t turned-off your lights in your home.
In this case, an automated home provides you with an advanced facility. You can easily turn-off your appliances with a single click through your mobile which are not in use.
Energy Efficient And Money Saver:- Smart homes are energy efficient and money saver. If you mistakenly left out any of your appliance turned-on even if it is not in use, you can check its status in your mobile application and can turn it off instantly.
Also, you can set schedules to minimise your electricity consumption. If your room temperature reaches your desired temperature then automatically your cooling or heating system will get turned off.
What will happen with this? You consuming less electricity means you saving energy and money at the same time.
You can simply imagine how much energy you will save through home automation because we usually forget to turn-off our appliances many times in a day.
They are directly responsible to reduce your electricity consumption. It means you are saving your energy and money at the same time.
Beneficial For Handicapped And Physically Challenged:- People who are handicapped or physically challenged can take care of their own with the facility of automation.
They can control their room temperature, lighting, bath system, etc with the help of voice assistant or mobile app.
In this way, we can motivate them to do more in their life. Psychologically, we are not making them lazy but motivating them to believe in themselves and be more independent in their life.
Beneficial For Elderly People:- With the growing age, it is hard to keep your body fit and fine. At the age of 60 or 70, people look for support and facilities.
At this time, technology plays a major role. Automated homes are super useful to support elderly persons physically and mentally.
They can easily manage their basic home requirements just by simple commands using voice assistants or by mobile application.
Tell your elders that it doesn’t require advanced technical knowledge or too much energy, but some simple voice commands.
So, they can also cognize the benefits of home automation technology more deeply.
Convenience:- Home automation adds comfort and convenience in your life. Some people see this comfort as a curse because according to them it will make people lazy but it depends upon the thinking.
Why would you face useless sacrifice by which you can’t help anybody at all. If you work hard at the office to make your life better then you deserve comfort at your own home. Right?
If you put all your efforts somewhere without getting rest to make yours life better as well as of your loved ones, you deserve convenience.
A Relationship With Technology:- If you are not habitual to adopt technology over time then it will be hard for you at some stage to adopt advanced technology instantly.
In simple words, you need to build a relationship with the technology over time. It will help you to walk equally to this developing world. So, start adopting technology with time, start from your own home now.
Also, your elders as well as children will recognise the pros and cons of technology over time. It means a strong bond between humans and machines to have a better world in the future.
Security:- Smart homes have more potential to improve your home security. You can use door or window sensors, motion sensors, gas leak sensors, smoke sensors, etc, to maximise your home security.
You’ll get notified when someone tries to enter your home. Also, sensors like gas leak sensors can identify whether is lpg leaking from your home cylinder or not. If yes? You’ll receive a ringer on your phone.
Similarly, smoke sensors identify the amount of carbon monoxide in the air and will notify you on your mobile when smoke will reach a danger level.
Contributing In Global Economy:- As I mentioned above, you are saving electricity, so you are contributing to the improvement of the global economy.
You are contributing to saving electricity as well as money for the whole world.
Helpful To Reduce Global Warming:- Reduction of electricity consumption directly helps us to reduce global warming.
So, we can say smart homes or automated homes are more environment-friendly in comparison to normal homes.
Home Insights:- Smart homes provide insights like how much electricity your appliances consume in your day-to-day life.
These insights will help you to monitor, analyse and improve the metrics over time to live a better life.
You can make adjustments in your habits to improve these insights. This will help you to know yourself deeper.
Easy To Sale:- Automate homes have more potential to get sold at high rates in comparison to normal homes. Buyer are much biased to buy advanced technology integrated homes instead of simple ones.
So, home automation can increase the value of your home at the time of sale. Also, these kinds of homes or smart homes get sold quickly.
Less Worries:- If you go out and there is no one in your home so most of us feel this kind of situation is risky. We don’t see our home secured. We don’t even see our family secured in the home.
But, with the latest technology you can take less worries because home automation technology has the potential to keep your home more secure.
You can live a better life because of home automation and resulting in this, you will feel less worries.
Accessible To Everyone:- As you read above that physically challenged, handicapped and elderly people can easily use this technology.
Along with them, your children who are less than 13 years old can also control home appliances through voice assistants like Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple Siri.
Better Control Over Internet:- Sometimes we search little things on the internet to find answers like what’s the date today? Or what temperature should we keep in a room for a newborn baby?
So, you don’t need to type these long questions in your mobile or laptop. Simply, by using voice assistants you can ask questions and get answers instantly.
This is helpful for children to keep their knowledge up-to-date with the trend.
Create Scenes And Moods:- You can create scenes and moods in your home according to your preference. You can create party scenes by turning-on some specific appliances in your home with a single click.
This is a great way to change your mood in your own home just by a single tap on your mobile phone.
Smart Alerts For Your Home:- You can receive smart alerts on your mobile about overflowing your water tank. If your AC is running continuously for 4 hours, you will receive smart alerts on your mobile.
All these alerts are really useful to save our natural resources like water and electricity.
Convert Your Devices Into Robots:- You can use drones to sprinkle water on the garden grass. In the upcoming era, most of your home appliances will work for you in a systematic and automatic way. Basically, they’ll be your robot slaves.
You Can Set Routines:- Imagine, you are sleeping in your room and you have to get up in the morning at 7 am. Now, you can set a routine to Alexa and it will enlighten your lights in a way so it will seem as a sun rising.
For example, you can set your lights on 20% at 6am then 40% on 6:10am then 65% on 6:30. This will be similar to real sun rising.
Improvements In Day-To-Day Life:- Smart homes collect data by which you can overview your routine and habits. These stats are helpful to improve your lifestyle.
And, a better lifestyle is a root of a satisfactory life.
In a nutshell, home automation is not a showoff or a luxury but, necessity of a human in the future. Automation will help us to improve our work efficiency and consistency in the future.
Similarly to other technology, everyone will never accept the changes happily but, choices differ from person to person.
You have to recognise by your own whether home automation is beneficial for you or not?