Home automation is anything that gives you remote or automatic control of things around the home. It may be something as simple as automatically controlling a few lights to a whole house intelligent central control system that seamlessly connects multiple technologies such as audio visual equipment, media players, lighting control, security, intercom, air conditioning, motorised window fixtures and a lot more, creating a easy and convenient solution that the whole family can use.
It’s important that an integration specialist be involved in the early planning and design stage of the project to aid in establishing the desired requirements and advise on how the home can operate to its full potential. Electronic Living will identify the automation requirements of the project and deliver tailored solutions to meet those needs. This includes understanding how the residential or commercial environment is expected to function now and into the future and thus how to integrate the system to perform to everyone's expectations.
Interfaces, such as switches, remotes, touch screens, PC access, iPad™ or mobile phone access, are also chosen to fit with the current or planned design of the building and its occupants, in terms of functionality and visual appeal.
As lifestyle requirements change, new products and appliances may be added to the system allowing elements to be reprogrammed and built upon.