The "smart home" technology ensures the integration of an automated system along with the intelligent control of equipment located in all rooms. By combining devices with great functionality, convenience in the process of installation, as well as operation, not only the maximum security of the apartment is ensured, but also the proper comfort for the tenant himself.
The system of "smart home" allows you to significantly save on energy resources and reduce operating costs. After the equipment is installed, the user will be able to control home heating, air conditioning, lighting, alarm systems, shutters, blinds, etc. From this material you can learn in detail how the smart home system works.
Full functionality of electronic devices
Smart home automation systems are a special function that controls the lighting system (light-type scenarios, algorithms with automation, electricity supply, multi-zone climate control system), electric drives (blinds with automation, shutters, special gates), modern alarm systems, developed by the latest technology (special sensors that detect the leakage of information flow, monitoring the health of engineering devices).
The best options for “smart home” are different installation of multiroom equipment (multiroom), which allows you to distribute sound and visual signals coming from the room center. Those who prefer to watch movies usually like to order the installation of a home cinema, implying a special decoration of the room (installation of sound insulation, soundproof panels, and furniture), lighting fixtures, installation of a control point, adding sound and video equipment created with the use of high technology.
The system of “smart home” in terms of cost varies depending on the type of network connections, which are selected by the buyer, and installation difficulties.
The smart home control system is responsible for the operation of the following system entities:
- The heating system is a “smart home” (the heating function is carried out with the help of various radiators; floor heating is also carried out).
- Ventilation and air conditioning systems.
- Security / fire alarm.
- Access control.
- Emergency control functions: water leakage, gas leakage, power grid accidents.
- Video shooting (local and remote).
- Control of outdoor and indoor lighting.
- The implementation of the distribution of flows in all home rooms (multiroom technology).
- Control the temperature of storm sewers, small paths, as well as stairways.
- Reducing energy consumption, establishing the boundaries of loads, carrying out the distribution of possible loads in respect of individual phases of the power network
- Making the necessary changes to the power supply sources with reserves, which include battery UPS, diesel generators.
- Use curtains, roll-downs and blinds.
- Monitoring the status of pumping stations.
- Implementation of remote monitoring of all internal system formations using the Internet.
Automation and Security
The capabilities of the “smart home” system are quite extensive. The entire set of devices is divided at once into 3 main groups. These include control components, remote controls, control panels, as well as the main management center.
The first group includes sensors that are responsible for environmental parameters or devices that control technical devices. Management elements are characterized by engineering networks (devices that block water supply in case of an unexpected breakthrough of the water supply system), fire-fighting equipment (using sensors that react to smoke), alarm devices (parts that prevent unauthorized actions to enter the house, generate an alarm signal to the security center), as well as other technological features.
Group number two is based on the Smart Home monitoring system. The operation is implemented in a safe mode by activating the devices responsible for remote control. Devices of this type are divided into two categories:
- stationary: large projectors embedded in the walls of the premises;
- portable (have a relatively small size).
Modern technological advances allow you to manage your home through a home computer or laptop. Tablets and smartphones are used as portable devices.
The third group is characterized by the establishment of a connection between the individual elements of groups 1 and 2 and the transfer of signals to the external environment: sending SMS messages to the host’s phone outside their home, receiving information signals relating to emergencies on special devices operated by security services service organizations for the provision of public services.
Installing Smart Home
When all issues relating to the design project are agreed, the user will have all the instructions on the arrangement of the managed systems, it will be necessary to conclude an agreement related to the design and start of the work process on the basis of cooperation with the leading project designer. The entire design of the Smart Home system, which provides a high level of internal security, will be installed under the guidance of highly qualified engineers working for your chosen manufacturer.
Because how the project will turn out, the cost of the work will depend. If you want to equip your home in the most optimal way, you should use equipment from manufacturers such as Crestron and Key Digital. Their advanced technology will make it possible to control all home electronics. It is possible to launch only specific structural elements, for example, lighting. The user is also able to implement this activity within individual areas.
The cost of automation systems includes the implementation of TV, the implementation of the add-on SAT-receivers, the provision of Internet and telephone, the installation of a router with a wireless network.
The installed system can be changed in the future if the owner wishes by adding additional communications or expanding connections between the connected structures. It is recommended to first use the most budgetary option Smart Home, and later gradually introduce more advanced components.