Home automation is the residential extension of “building automation” which may include centralised control of lighting, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), appliances, and other systems, to provide improved convenience, comfort, energy efficiency and security. Home automation for the elderly and disabled can provide increased quality of life for persons who might otherwise require caregivers or institutional care.
A home automation system integrates electrical devices in a house with each other. The techniques employed in home automation include those in building automation as well as the control of domestic activities, such as home entertainment systems, houseplant and yard watering and changing the ambiance “scenes” for different events (such as dinners or parties). Devices may be connected through a Local Area Network to allow control by a central system, and allow remote access from the internet.
G&J are able to design, install and program a number of different home automation systems to control a vast number of objects and controls, and to suit any client requirements.