• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Preface > What Is Home Automation?

What Is Home Automation?

The essence of home automation is using specialized equipment that can control your lamps, appliances, heater, and air conditioning, and perhaps sense where in the house people are located. Every automation system is built upon these building blocks. Once these methods are in place, it’s really not much of a stretch (as you’ll see throughout this book) to have some actions performed for you automatically. For example, once you have the ability to detect when a person has left a room, turning off any lights that she might have left on isn’t much of a technical challenge.

Indeed, it’s so small a challenge that the method of how it’s done is almost inconsequential. The hard part is making sure it’s done in a way that is convenient, nonintrusive, and truly a service to your family. In other words, turning off the light is easy. Making sure it’s appropriate to turn off the light is what puts the smart in smart home.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint