The world is rapidly moving towards automation, but many of us don’t know the benefits an automation system provides to our home and office. You just need to press a button and literally, the complete home or office will be under your control. It sounds nice but you may be thinking how temperature, entertainment devices, window shades, security systems, and surveillance cameras, all can be controlled together. The answer to your query is briefly described below.
Home and Office Automation
Today, the popularity of smart homes or offices is on a rise because they provide various solutions for enhanced lifestyle, workstyle and energy efficiency. HDH Tech powered homes and offices are not only a pleasure to live in and work but properly monitor all the functions also. The working process is as follows:
- Main automation controller: It is mainly a computer or computerized device. Some systems are there in which actual home computer is used but they are not considered most reliable. The advantage that a separate controller provides is the complete focus on the automation task. The controller used by HDH Tech is the one that hooks up to your home or office network and have access to internet.
- Interfaces: An interface is usually the medium through which you communicate with the controller. The interfaces most commonly used are:
- Touch panels
- Key pads
- Remote control
- Mobile devices
- Sensors: These are things which expresses that something is in a current state. The different type of sensors commonly used are:
- Contact sensor
- Motion sensor
- Light sensor
- Occupancy sensor
- Temperature sensor, etc.
The main objective of these sensors is to inform the controller if any changes occur.
- Communication: Controllers control and communicate different parts of an automation system in many ways. Some of them are:
- Infrared (IR)
- Serial data
- Relays, etc.
After all this mechanics, the next thing is programming and it is where the system comes to life.