Home Automation Prototype – Expectations

Device Discovery

Lets try and chalk down the expectations from a typical home automation system. The system in consideration is a prototype that should be able to work seamlessly in a local home environment. Connectivity to/from the outside world or cloud would be the next logical step to this type of system.

Scale & Architecture

One ring to rule them allIt is a lot easier to have a local server-client architecture which can allow for centralized control, access and monitoring. A typical home automation network would consist of multiple control nodes, devices and one server to rule them all. However, the devices that control our very lives have been proliferating and hence the architecture of the system should be a able to scale easily.

Minimal Invasion

Most of the houses in developing nations aren’t home automation enabled. Lets face it, the switch boards are designed only in one way, the locks are supposed to lock manually…

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6 ways your smart home will cut costs

Connected devices are changing the home insurance market.

It is not only home owners and occupants of Smart homes that think they are the best thing since sliced cheese. Insurance companies also like Smart homes.

I love saving money

A smart home is full of sensors that can alert you when a water pipe has burst and maybe automatic shut off the water supply or when there is a power failure and switch over to a backup generator. They can also detect intruders and let the relevant people know that there are people in your house without your approval, with the necessary video feeds to help them make immediate decisions as how to handle the situation.

Insurance companies start to realize that they can also use this information to calculate a cheaper rate because all this sensors/information at the correct time and with the correct people, will reduce their risk considerable.

To read more about this topic you can go to 6 ways your smart home will cut costs.