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You have probably heard the term "smart home" a lot especially in luxury residential projects. What is a "smart home" then?
A smart home can control all the lights in that house and can extend the control by controlling all electronic devices in the house from a single point of management. Smart homes can collect all required information by using sensors like motion sensors, lighting sensors, door sensors, rain sensors, and many others like these. Smart house can evaluate the collected data and can manage routine tasks in your house, takes the security of your home, informs you when unexpected case happens within the house.
Turning your house into a smart home will take some time and is a long way before you can totally say yes it is a smart house now. But this road is not so difficult. Follow the trends on the market and choose which options offer you suitable suggestions for your home. At the end you will have a smarted house each passing day by applying smart house applications. So there is not a miracle out here in those luxury houses.
Lighting and lighting controller systems are the most important parts of home automation.
Basically a light controller system can detect a motion within a closed area and can turn on the lights automatically. You can think that when you enter a room the lighting control can turn on the lights as an example. This is a very sample and a basic task for a home automation application. It is also easy to find sensors that are capable of managing such functionality without any difficulty in the market.
A light controller circuit is connected to a motion dedicator sensor. The motion sensor triggers the lighting controller using its relay when it detects a motion in its area of control.
What you should be careful about is that many lighting controllers turn off the lights in the room if its motion sensor does not detect any movement for a specific period of time passages measured by the timer on the lighting control itself. Unfortunately this behavior of the light controller systems can not be claimed as smart. This process is very simple and can not bring a solution against the human complex life style and requirements. Lets assume that you are resting in a room and staying motionless. After sometime the lights will be switched off. And you will have to move, wave your hands in order to trigger the motion sensor and then the light controller to get back the lights switched on.
A smart controller should be more intelligent and at least it should turn down the lights step by step.
An other sample for a smart lighting control process is adjusting the power of the light adjusted to the time of the day. For example if you wake up midnight and go to kitchen the clever control should be able to turn on the lights with a weak lightening thinking that you may not want a high power of light.
One of the most important tasks of a smart light automation is its ability to self-protect the house against burglars when you are not at the house. Yes, a smart light controlling system can be very helpful for improving your homes security. A smart home should be able to turn on and turn off the lights in the house randomly. This will make other people think that there are people in the house.
Show how smart you are and make smart your houses as well.