Home automation gives you access to control devices in your home from a mobile device anywhere in the world. The term may be used for isolated programmable devices, like thermostats and sprinkler systems, but home automation more accurately describes homes in which nearly everything — lights, appliances, electrical outlets, heating and cooling systems – are hooked up to a remotely controllable network. From a home security perspective, this also includes your alarm system, and all of the doors, windows, locks, smoke detectors, surveillance cameras and any other sensors that are linked to it.
The first and most obvious beneficiaries of this approach are “smart” devices and appliances that can be connected to a local area network, via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. However, electrical systems and even individual points, like light switches and electrical outlets, were also integrated into home automation networks, and businesses have even explored the potential of IP-based inventory tracking. Although the day is still far off when you’ll be able to use your mobile browser to track down a lost sock, home networks are capable of including an increasing number of devices and systems.
Oakridge Developements is using several smart devices within thier new build homes and existing alterations from smart heating that can be controlled anywhere in the world to google home where you can order your shopping whilst you are cooking dinner.
Smart tech does not only make your life faster and easier, it can massively reduce energy costs which in turn has a direct effect on global warming.
Current trends show a month on month increase in sales of smart home tech and Oakridge are always looking at ways these can be integrated into designs and working with home automation specialists.