If you think that living in a home where everything is controlled by a single control panel or a single remote control including your electronic appliances is purely science fiction and can only be seen in movies, you have to think again. You have to consider the fact that a remote or even a television for that matter have been thought of as science fiction in the past. Today, fully automated homes controlled by a single control panel are now available in the market.
In fact, some homes today are now using this technology, especially people who live a hectic lifestyle, to make their lives a little bit easier to live. The home automation system can let you control every home electronic appliance wherever you are. Thanks to the internet and the advancement in computer technology, this is now considered possible.
This kind of capability has existed before. However, home automation systems in the past were controlled by a wired controlled panel. Today, because of the advancement in computer technology, a new kind of home automation system is now available in the market to make it even more comfortable than the previous versions of home automation systems. This is called the wireless home automation system.
Some manufacturers have now included wireless technology into home automation systems. Just imagine the benefits it can give you and to think that previous models of home automation systems are already considered convenient, what more if it is integrated with wireless technology?
Basically, there are three things that make up a home automation system. These are the structured wiring, the computer-like microprocessor and the connection center. The structured wiring is done by professionals and it is all connected to the connection center which houses the microprocessor. In wireless home automation systems, the connection center can be also be integrated with the wireless technology. The whole system is controlled by the microprocessor wherein you control the microprocessor. The microprocessor is only responsible for communicating with your electronic equipments. Think of it as a translator of your every command.
In wireless home automation systems, the interface will usually be a touch screen wireless control panel that you can carry around in your home. Just imagine yourself in your living room enjoying a good movie, you suddenly forgot about turning the lights on in the kitchen and you don’t want to get up and interrupt your movie watching. With the wireless control panel, you can simply touch an icon in the screen and turn off the lights in the kitchen.
Some home automation systems can also be triggered by voice recognition systems. What this does is it will record your voice and once you give the command by speaking, you will see that it will instantly be obeyed by the home automation system. Aside from the wireless control panel, you will also be capable of controlling various electronic equipments in your home through your voice. All you need to do is specify a command and the computer will instantly record it and store it. Once you give the specific command, the computer will analyze your voice pattern and when it matches the recording, it will instantly turn on or turn off specific electronic equipment.
Most home automation systems today are now connected to the internet. With this capability, you can access your home anywhere you are as long as there is an active internet connection. Just imagine, while sitting in a middle of a gridlock traffic in a hot summer day, you access your home through your PDA, turn on the air conditioning unit and turn on the stereo to play your favorite music. Once you reach home, you can expect your home to be completely cool while it is playing your favorite music.
As you can imagine, you can completely control your own home wherever you are whenever you want. In time, you can expect more from home automation systems. Who knows, maybe one day home automation systems will include advanced robotics technology and advanced artificial intelligence that can simply adjust to your lifestyle with robots that can cook fantastic dinners for you and your family and do household chores.
This kind of technology can definitely make your life a little bit easier and a little bit comfortable. So, if you are thinking about living in a future home, you can consider living in it today, through home automation systems equipped with wireless technology.