Automate your home's indoor and outdoor lighting
Home automation brings new levels of style and convenience.
Today's homes are rapidly changing as home automation becomes more widespread, due to its affordability and functionality. Just what is home automation?
ElecVision brings you a 'Smart Home', a home that responds to your changing moods.
The purpose of an automation system is to bring the control of electrical and electronic systems together with a common and easy to use interface, which should result in a high level of functionality,convenience, and flexibility for the home owner. It should enhance their lifestyle and increase the value of the property.
A simple system may control only lighting, but even this provides substantial benefits, such as energy savings, designer switches and touchscreens, welcome home lighting scene, movie & dining scenes, master off / on, panic lighting, auto switching of outside lights for visitors or even inside lights to make the home look occupied while the owners are away.
As much or as little of the above can be implemented in any home. It could be a 'standard package' or 'custom design' to suit your exact requirements. Talk to us and ask to visit display centres to view first hand, the operation and the various switches, keypads, and screens that make up a system.
Display centre will allow you to view a working system and appreciate the points of difference between home automation and conventional wiring, such as 'scene control', master on/off, and the functions and styles of the switches which may have glass fronts, LED indicators, backlights, and infrared remote control. Other options to look at include touchscreens in B&W or colour, keypads, and sensors.
Ease of use
Central control points
Scenes / mood lighting
Flexibility and ability to make changes easily
Added value to property
Control the electronics and lighting
in your home with the touch of a button
Easy to use Interface
A day with FULL Home Automation
You awake to a home at your optimal temperature, as the heating/air conditioning comes on at your preset time, walk to the bathroom, which senses your presence, and as it is early in the morning, sets the light to ramp up slowly. After a shower, you head for the robe where the lighting comes on automatically as you enter. If you've forgotten to turn off the bathroom fan and heat lamps, the automation will turn them off for you, once the humidity reaches the right level.
Brushing a touchscreen on the way to the kitchen launches your morning scene that brings on the lighting and pipes music through to the kitchen speakers. In the kitchen, you can select your music from the keypad or touch screen on the wall.
When you leave for work, there’s no need to worry about anything, as one touch of the touchscreen arms the security alarm. As soon as this is armed, the lights begin to turn off together with the heating/air conditioning, appliances and the audio system and television. Blinds and shutters also close immediately, or if you are not home by dusk, they will then close and lights will operate to make the house appear occupied. When away from your home, you can control its functions via the internet and even view what is going on via your CCTV system.
In the afternoon, the heating/air conditioning is turned on so you come home to your preferred temperature and, as you pull into the driveway, the path and garage lights turn on. Appliances can be controlled remotely on approach via your mobile phone and you can even pour yourself a bath.
The keyless entry pad unlocks the door, disarms the security, and triggers a welcome home pathway of lighting, which will conveniently turn off again a few minutes later.
No more worrying about the garden, as the moisture sensors ensure the right amount of watering at the right time to allow for any water restrictions.
In the evening, the family settles down to watch the home theatre system and as the movie starts, the lights adjust and slowly dim, just like in the big theatres! Throughout the home, the movie can show on a combination of TV's in the home at the same time, as can the security cameras.
Later, as you settle down in bed, you press a button and the rest of the house shuts down. You have the choice to listen to piped music or watch Pay TV on your bedroom TV. You can even change channels or control the DVD, even though they're in another room.
A late night trip to the bathroom is no longer a hassle, as the lighting automatically turns on a dim path to the bathroom.