the convenience of home automation
The concept of home automation is one that has been around for quite a few decades, although initially at quite a basic level. The first applications involved the use of motorised driveway gates and garage doors. However, home automation has come a long way since then and many advances have been made.
The new technology available has made automated homes a much more convenient prospect to those considering such a move. Of course the installation of electric gates and garage doors means that you don’t have to get out of your car when exiting and returning to your property.
nevermind the weather
Possibly the biggest convenience of this is not getting wet or cold when the weather isn’t too good. In addition you will save yourself valuable time in those situations when you are running late. Both of these advantages are magnified in instances where manoeuvrability is an issue due to old age or a physical disability.
Focussing more on the property itself; automation can impact on virtually every room in the house. Electric blinds and curtains allow you to make a room private with minimal hassle. If you enjoy sitting outside on the patio or decking you can also install automated awning to protect you from the weather.
The ability to quickly deploy the awning without having to worry about winding a crank can provide cover from the rain in a matter of seconds; leaving you free to continue your BBQ whilst the shower passes.
automation means centralisation
Perhaps the greatest convenience of home automation is being able to operate all of the installations mentioned above from one central point. In addition to a standalone control points, a well planned automated home will also have a centralised control hub from where all your automated items can be operated. Just imagine how simple it would be to close every blind, window, curtain and roller shutter with the press of just one button.
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