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Smart Home Solutions
→ The phrase smart home refers to home automation devices that have internet access. Home automation, a broader category, includes any device that can be monitored or controlled via wireless radio signals, not just those having internet access. When connected with the Internet, home sensors and activation devices are an important constituent of the Internet of Things.
How it works
→ A home automation system typically connects controlled devices to a central smart home hub (sometimes called a "gateway"). The user interface for control of the system uses either wall-mounted terminals, tablet or desktop computers, a mobile phone application, or a Web interface that may also be accessible off-site through the Internet.
→ Applications and technologies:
Home automation is prevalent in a variety of different realms, including:
→ Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC): it is possible to have remote control of all home energy monitors over the internet incorporating a simple and friendly user interface
→ Lighting control system: a "smart" network that incorporates communication between various lighting system inputs and outputs, using one or more central computing devices.
→ Occupancy-aware control system: it is possible to sense the occupancy of the home using smart meters and environmental sensors like CO2 sensors, which can be integrated into the building automation system to trigger automatic responses for energy efficiency and building comfort applications.
→ Appliance control and integration with the smart grid and a smart meter, taking advantage, for instance, of high solar panel output in the middle of the day to run washing machines.
→ Home robots and security: a household security system integrated with a home automation system can provide additional services such as remote surveillance of security cameras over the Internet, or access control and central locking of all perimeter doors and windows.
→ Leak detection, smoke and CO detectors
→ Laundry-folding machine, self-making bed
→ Indoor positioning systems (IPS).
→ Home automation for the elderly and disabled.
→ Pet and baby care, for example tracking the pets and babies' movements and controlling pet access rights.
→ Air quality control (inside and outside). For example, Air Quality Egg is used by people at home to monitor the air quality and pollution level in the city and create a map of the pollution.
→ Smart kitchen, with refrigerator inventory, premade cooking programs, cooking surveillance, etc.
→ Voice control devices like Amazon Alexa or Google Home used to control home appliances or systems.
→ Keep Your Technology Clean and Dry – Avoid placing equipment in dirty or cluttered areas. This includes routinely checking for dust buildup which can impact the device’s performance and air circulation. Also keeping equipment in a dry area will decrease the chance for shortage or electrical shock.
→ Keep Your Technology Updated – Most devices that are connected to the internet run firmware, which is software installed permanently on the device by the manufacturer. Some firmware updates happen automatically; others must be completed by you. Not all devices have auto-updates, so check to see if this will need to be performed manually-usually you can find available updates in the device’s app.
→ Check charging instructions to maintain or extend battery life – Some equipment comes with specific instructions about battery charging and maintenance. For example, many new devices need to be plugged in to reach a full charge before being used for the first time. And some devices should not remain plugged in with a full battery. Following the manufacturer’s instructions will help extend the life of the device’s battery.
How we do it
Solution implementation is the most important aspect of every project and with this understanding we implement our solution in partnership with the OEMs to ensure quality service delivery.
Our in house engineers are continuously trained for effective and efficient service delivery