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Automatic Smart Home. How To Start.

Would you like to automate your home? Do you want to make it as comfortable as possible while being completely unprepared for full-scale repair with wall collapse and cable route stretching? There are some general guidelines to follow to create the most comfortable environment for yourself and your family.

While looking for information about home automation here and there, you may become confused because this type of home renovation does not necessitate any construction work. Instead, it necessitates a significant investment in technical support for your automated home. If you are ready to spend the money, let’s go over the key steps to getting a multifunctional space.

How Do I Automate My Home?

You can make any home smart, regardless of the number of rooms or their size, or whether it is a house or an apartment. The design principle is based on the owner’s goal. Initially, there may be two options:

  • Saving money;
  • Increasing the levelof comfort.

The first type is centred on business centres, the owners of which want to control and optimize the costs of various resources. In the second type of system, all attention is focused on the user’s comfort, who decideson the “filling” of his smart home by himself. So, let’s take a look at the key phases of home automation.

1. Determine what you want from a smart home

First, decide whether you want to install a wired or wireless system. Second, select a home automation network protocol (for example, Z-Wave, ZigBee, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy Thread, etc.).

2. Making a project plan

First, decide who will use the smart home. Consider the possibility that your smart devices will be used frequently by others. Determine where to place smart devices so that they do not cause discomfort to others.

3. What do you plan to manage?

Consider which routine tasks you want to automate. Here are some of the most common options:

  • Motorized curtains and windowscontrol;
  • Lighting automation;
  • Electric heating and ventilation systems control;
  • Household appliance control via remote;
  • Control of access to the dwelling;
  • Alerts to the smartphone from sensors for gas leakage, smoke, water leakage, etc.).

4. Choose a performer

You can equip a smart home yourself or hire a professional.

5. Invest in sensor-based technique

Each device that you want to add to a smart home network must be equipped with a sensor to be connected to a hub. Many equipment manufacturers, focusing on the needs of their customers, are developing and supplying smart household appliances, which eases their integration.

You will also need to purchase a set of basic devices, including a controller, sensor, and outlet, as well as download the branded application and use it to connect all devices.

If you are new to the world of home automation, start with small projects. Modern wireless technologies allow you to expand the capabilities of a smart home without the need for costly and dusty cable laying work. The competent smart home design will ensure that you get a system that meets your needs and provides you with endless comfort.

Author:

Hayley Mann is a technology enthusiast specializing in automation methods of ergonomics devices. Her engineering background helps her to create interesting articles on technical topics, making them understandable for all readers.

 

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