Home Automation Systems
Home automation provides control of all of your home technologies within one simple to use system. Usually, the home controller is a smart device. With the touch of a button, the user can access televisions, home appliances, security systems, lighting, and much more from one handy controller.
An integrated home automation system allow homeowners to control a range of household systems all through the one device. Some of these smart home areas could be:
- Automated lighting,
- Air conditioning and heating (HVAC),
- Home theatre and audiovisual systems,
- Security systems, and CCTV
- Intercom systems and electric gates.
- Any new development in the IoT world (Internet of Things) can be automated into one central system.
The Benefits of Home Automation
A home automation system is convenient and simple to use for all members of the family. No need to keep a draw full of remote controls, or learn complicated technology. When utilizing a home automation system, you are putting the power of technology at your fingertips.
Our qualified AV technicians meet with clients to discuss your home automation requirements to develop a specially tailored solution. We work closely with you to ensure the system performs to your exact requirements so you can sit back and enjoy your home automation system.
Home Automation Products
As your family grows or technology changes, we can update the automation system to add additional appliances or products. Thus, ensuring you have the latest technology and functionality available. It is important to note, that not all automation systems are created equal. Therefore, it is vital that we select reputable automation brands and products that have excellent support with an Australian wide warranty.
AV Concepts and Design use the home automation technology solutions outlined below:
Preparation for an Automated Home
Home automation systems can be installed in existing homes as well as new builds. However, for guaranteed performance and reliability, it is always preferable to start from scratch within the smart wiring infrastructure. In the case where we cannot provide a new cable run, there are alternate options that provide a stable wireless network.
Without a doubt, the successful implementation of an automated home is the smart wiring infrastructure. Although there have been great advancements with wireless home automation technology, nothing will trump the reliability of a hard-wired connection. Therefore, it is our preference (and should be yours) to always invest in good smart wiring infrastructure.
Smart Wiring for an Automated Home
Smart wiring may involve the standard wiring for your Pay TV, phone system, lighting, internet, or security. However, the key to this type of wiring is the layout of the cabling. Typically, we call this star-topology, where we wire all services back to a central location known as the automation hub.
Because smart wiring delivers data, phone, video, audio, and TV signals throughout your home. It is equally important to be using high-quality data cables throughout your smart home installation.
As mentioned, smart wiring can be installed during a new build or throughout a renovation project. Moreover, this provides a centrally located area where all of your data, connections, and devices meet. Unlike standard wiring in the home, smart wiring simplifies the cabling infrastructure within your home or office and ensures your property is well connected to technology.
We can assist to ensure you have the latest high-speed cable and connections to ensure your smart home reliably automated.
Automated Lighting Systems
One of the most popular uses of a home automation system is automated lighting. With the advancement of services such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home, the home automation system can transform from a ‘single-touch’ operation to a ‘single-command’. Otherwise known as voice command.
With voice command, you can create personalized lighting scenes and control the mood and ambiance of the room simply by calling upon it. As a redundancy, we connect the automated lighting control using touch screens or keypads. We offer intelligent and sophisticated touchscreen options and can pinpoint individual settings so your home or office can have the perfect lighting in every room.
Each room requires a different level of lighting depending on whether it is a workspace or a relaxation area, an automated lighting system can control all lighting systems throughout a home or office via one central controller. There are more than just automated lighting systems. Also, voice control can control blinds, heating and cooling, and almost any audiovisual system.
Energy Saving Home Automation System
Perhaps the focus is on energy efficiency. In this case, home automation can be programmed to conserve energy when you are not in the room. Sensors in the automation system can detect human activity. Then, the system focuses on turning off lights in unused areas and reducing heating or cooling to a level that saves energy. In this case, think about motion detection, humidity sensors, temperature sensors, door and window sensors. All of the above connected together create an energy-efficient smart home.