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Luxury Home Design Trends – Home Automation

Home Automation is the latest trend for luxury home design.  The futuristic utopia is available now to create the highest form of luxury available.  Like all other aspects of new home design, a home automation system should be designed for the individual home and the requirement’s of the home owner.

Home Automation.  The Quick Read.

  • Home Automation refers to a centralised system and automatic control of a homes features and appliances.
  • A home automation system can control security systems, lighting, locks automated doors such as garage doors of entrance drive gates, lighting, heating and cooling.  The list is endless
  • Here you will learn the benefits of Home Automation.

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What is it?

Do you recall the Back to the Future Part II when Marty and Doc travel to the year 2015.  Unfortunately, skateboards still have wheels and inflatable clothing hasn’t really caught on.  Thankfully.  However, voice activated technology and automated systems are a reality of our time.

The rise of smart phones and tablet devices allows the home owner to control various system such as lighting and heating systems from one device.  Home automation systems are designed for the individual home and how the home owner.  No two systems are alike.  Common features of home automation can include:

  • Security monitoring and alert with remote video surveillance
  • Fire and carbon monoxide monitoring and alert
  • Control lighting, heating and cooling systems
  • Control devices such as television and audio systems
  • Open and close blinds with a click of the button.  This is a great feature if you are on holiday.  You can open the curtains in the morning and close them in the evening.  You can do this even if you are in another country.

Benefits of Home Automation

Convenience.  Everything you choose to include in your home automation system is located on a centralised system.  From the comfort of your bed you can turn the security system on or off.  Another benefit would allow you check that you have turned the heating of when you arrive at work or turn it on so your home is nice and warn when its cold out side.

Remote locking system

A home automation system will allow you lock your doors with a touch of a button.  For instance if you leave for work before your childen go to school you can check that they locked the door and if not you can secure your home from your office desk.

Manage Energy Usage

You can monitor and manage your energy usage.  You can  turn off appliances you are not using.  In some instances (depending on your energy supplier) it is cheaper to use electricity in whilst you are a sleep.  With a home automaton system you can time certain appliances such as a washer, dishwasher or dryer to turn operate when it is cheaper to do so.

Better Security

When on holiday, even in another country, you can switch lights on and off, open and close curtains.  This will give a passer-by or burglar the impression that someone is home.  You can also be alerted if there is unusual activity in your home.

Monitor small children

If you have a young family you can not be in two places at one.  Whist you are in the kitchen you can keep an eye on what the little ones are up to and making sure they are safe whilst giving them independence.

We are experienced at incorporating Home Automation systems into new home design.  Get in touch by calling us on 0161 401 2009 or use the contact form by clicking here.

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