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Home Automation Guide,
Information, Audio and Video automation
Home automation is something that was only
a dream many years ago but now it is possible.
Imagine having a home cinema system and
not having to listen to mobile phones going
off like in a public cinema plus being able
to dim lights at a click of a button and
having mood lighting.
The great thing about all of this is that
it is possible and it can be done for a
reasonable price if you want to do it yourself.
Listed below are some of the things that
are possible with this amazing technology
within your very own home.
Audio and Video Technology
This is one of the main topics when it comes
to home automation and possibly the most
impressive. Have you ever been to the cinema
and needed to go to the toilet half way
through a film. When you’re in the
toilet you can still hear the audio from
the film? Well with home automation this
is possible. You are able to have a patching
and switch system which will allow you to
route video and audio to the selected/all
rooms. This is usually referred to as “multi-zone
audio and video”.
This involves having a series of speakers
in the selected rooms of choice. You can
obtain water proof speakers for bathrooms
to avoid steam damage from baths and showers.
There are many different switching systems
you can choose from depending on what you
want. You can either have a central control
panel or a remote control.
The very same system can also be changed
slightly to include a telephone system,
CCTV system or an intercom system (door
entry system) from rooms that you choose
in your house.
These days there is a huge amount of security
equipment available to purchase some of
which includes CCTV (network cameras), Intercoms
(door entry systems), electric gates and
automatic garage doors. Many of these items
can be routed to one control unit for an
all in one experience.
Most of the listed systems involve sensors
so that they can monitor all the information
being put through them. As told before these
systems can be integrated so they are all
in one and easier to control. Almost anything
is possible with this type of technology.
The possibilities are endless with home
automation these days and they are only
getting better, for instance you could control
your automation through the internet, watch
your CCTV away from home and even get your
curtains/lights to operate at a selected
time or at a click of a button.
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