There comes a time when you want everything in your house be controlled easily wherever you may be in that moment. Better yet, making them automatically turned off or on when certain triggers are sensed or conditions are achieved. Being able to do this is really a comfort and will make your stay at home be more relaxing.
Luckily, these things and much more is possible with the current technology and you could have this installed in your house as well. This is what is known as home automation Franklin companies are offering to the people who want them. They will install a system which controls all your electronic devices and fixtures using a single panel or remotely through your mobile gadgets.
This involves automating and controlling security, air conditioning, heating, ventilation and lighting as well as refrigerators, washers, dryers, ovens and other home appliances. Their controls and sensors are connected to the central hub which is called a gateway at times. This have a user interface which interacts with the terminal that is mounted on the wall.
It interacts also with a web interface, mobile phone software or tablet computer usually via cloud service of the internet. This lets you control everything connected to the gateway wherever you may be located currently. Example of this is turning off and on the lights to mimic the presence of a person even though no one is home yet.
This allows you to save energy bills since you could turn off the lights when you go out in the morning and switch them on during the night even if you are not home yet. This includes the HVAC units which you might want to start functioning while you are still on your way back. Doing this lets you arrive at a comfortable ambiance at your house.
Having this is also helpful in making sure all your security features have been activated when you left the house. This is very helpful since most people have the tendency to forget if they were able to lock their doors and windows. With this, even if you just remembered about it after you arrived at work, you can still lock them even from a great distance.
You could also be able to see the images being captured by your security cameras while you are away and know if anyone has entered your house. This includes controlling your alarms so that when your family members or friends arrive at your home, you can deactivate it and let them enter. If not then the alarm will sound and would alert the authorities.
This system is also able to detect if there are any leaks with your gas lines, or if something is possibly on fire from the smoke rising. Another is its ability to control the energy source specially when you re connected to the grid and have solar panels. Switching between them is easier now.
Having the system is also beneficial for the disabled and elderly. They could do things which is now difficult for them. There is now much less effort in doing their daily activities.