Smart Home Installers
Why do we need the smart home system and what its chip is not known to many?
22:42 19 April 2019
Innovative developments help owners with any questions: from tracking the house to reminders, to turn off the iron from the socket.
In this article, we will tell you what the Smart Home system is and how it is useful.
What is the smart home system?
The system of intelligent sensors located in the apartment called the smart home. These may be sensors:
Smart gadgets today help keep an eye on the house and keep everything under control. The owners can program the sensors for the required mode of operation - the air in the room will warm up at a specified time, the light will turn on, and the water will warm up. The owners can remotely set the settings through the application, monitor what is happening in the house. For example, while at work, you can use the application to set the settings for heating the apartment and to come to work in a warm room.
Save up to 60% and maximum comfort
With the Smart Home system, you can save up to 60% of the cost of electricity and for heating a private house up to 50%. The lighting in the room will turn off if there is no person in the room for more than 5 minutes. Such systems are installed in large houses and penthouses, at least - in apartments.
The main protection of the smart home - alarm. The owner receives a notification on the smartphone during the invasion, the exit can be blocked in the apartment, a siren can turn on or loud music. Software functions are chosen by the host himself. Installation of the simplest smart home system in a house of 180 square meters will cost about $450.
A TV, computer or speaker can also be connected to a single smart home system, it informs the owners about incoming emails being received, the music is turned on at a specified time.
Sensors that monitor the humidity in the house, notify about changes in temperature and humidity levels. The Temperature and Humidity Sensor does it with maximum precision thanks to Sensation technology. The possibility of error - 3%. This gadget is representative of the smart home system.
How much is the installation of a smart home?
The main drawback of intelligent systems is the high cost. For the minimum set of functions from the London installers (lighting, heat, alarm, and television) will have to pay for $600. For this price, you will get the basic software and remote. Failures and errors in such systems are commonplace, it is possible that you will often have to call the master - from $10 per visit.
Having a sum of $900, you can install a more reliable European system. But the really high-quality European certified systems, according to the KNX standard cost from 3 thousand euros. The installation of such a system will be handled by a master who has studied at an international center, and the system itself will work like a clock. Such a multifunctional system with additional options and wide functionality will cost 10 thousand euros, and this is not the most expensive. Therefore, before installing such a system, it is important to determine the budget and know exactly what you want.
-light sensors and more.
The project smart home is created at the individual request of each client, then the specialist selects the necessary sensors. Install it better during the repair - then it is clear where you can hide the wires. The concept of an intelligent system is being designed by trained specialists in this field. An ordinary electrician will not cope with this task, and the buyer all the more. Installer companies provide warranty service, but the choice of the company should be taken seriously. Choose experienced firms with experience of 5 years or more to be sure of the quality of the work you pay for.
Smart Home System
What is a Smart Home? How difficult is it to equip it in your apartment or private household?
Smart Home - control device engineering networks and various devices for a more comfortable life in your home. From a technical point of view, this is electrical wiring that ties together all parts of your house and puts them under the control of a special program.
What are the capabilities of the Smart Home system?
The complex system will wake up your favorite music composition, record the video from the surveillance camera, close the curtains when the evening comes, prevent water or gas leakage, turn on the alarm in time if there is a fire or a house. During the holidays, the Smart Home will pretend that you are at home, and during the cold weather it will automatically maintain the desired temperature in the rooms.
What convenience does the integrated system Smart Home provide?
-Saving of time: closing and opening, switching on and off will occur without your participation.
Multimedia at every point in the home: the system will turn on your favorite series, no matter where you are in the house.
-Electronic nanny and security guard: everything that happens in the house and its surroundings will be recorded.
-Fire alarm: housing will always be supervised in case of fire.
-Saving resources: in homes where the equipment is a smart home, due to the timely shutdown of appliances and heating control saves 40% of the bills for light and 30% of the heat.
-Security during absence: security alarm and control.
London is a very old city, in 43 AD the Romans founded a settlement on the Thames, which over the centuries has grown and turned into a real metropolis with a population of 7.5 million (together with the suburbs, this number is 12 million) and the capital of Great Britain. Smart home installers in London is gaining more and more popularity as similar solutions become cheaper with suppliers. On average, the cost of installing the necessary equipment is comparable to a budget family vacation in a not very expensive European resort. According to analysts, by 2020, about a quarter of all houses in the British capital will be equipped with automation technologies for managing engineering communications. The price of the system really depends on the system configuration. We have a lot of configuration options in our assets, and you can always choose what will create comfort in your home. The cost of each option consists of:
-The cost of network cabling;
-The cost of installing a smart home and equipment settings.
-The system can be retrofitted and completed, to connect new features to the initial installed base.
This means that you can purchase it in parts, in several stages, making the cost of the system minimally.
Take advantage of this opportunity to improve the quality and safety of life and make your home even more comfortable.
Smart home - features, functions, and composition
Prototypes of modern smart home systems were used in the last century. Like some other technical innovations, they were transferred to domestic use from military competence, where they were actively used in secret bunkers and military bases.
Smart Home is an automated coordinator of all technical devices that your home is equipped with.
For a long time, housing with technically advanced control systems remained an incredibly expensive whim of the elect. And only in the last decade the concepts that were familiar to us only from fantasy films have been realized and become available.
What technical devices are commonly used in a modern apartment?
-Air conditioning, purification, and humidification;
-Security equipment and other functions.
The capabilities of a smart home, like the functions of a conductor, ensure the coordinated work of all the constituent elements and allow owners to conveniently manage the orchestra.
Brains of the smart home
They are really technically advanced - microprocessor controllers provide information processing and control of specific elements. The uninterrupted power supply is provided with power supplies and UPSs, information is transmitted via IR transceivers, relay models switch on and off household appliances, dimming modules control the smoothness of the dimming lighting.
-The overall control of all functions of the smart home is done via remote control panels. Such panels exist in the form of stationary and portable models. Portable video panels are more convenient to use because of their mobility and the ability to visually control the desired processes. The function of the control panel can also be performed by a computer, Internet tablet, smartphone, and similar devices.
-You can manage the technical equipment of your apartment and exercise general control from anywhere in the world using the Internet. With the help of a microprocessor controller, apartment owners can program the execution of the tasks (scenarios) they need.
Scenarios can be simple — turning on the air conditioner when a certain air temperature is reached or difficult — turning on the TV while closing the curtains and adjusting local lighting.
Smart home subsystems
The smart home is divided into separate subsystems, the main of which is lighting, home theater, multiroom, climate control, security.
Consider each in more detail.
- Lighting system
Manages individual lamps and their groups, sets the desired mode of operation, adjusts the degree of illumination. Using the remote, you can turn off unused sources of lighting at the moment and, conversely, turn them on in the right places. Remotely you can create the illusion of finding owners in the house by setting the script to turn on the light in some rooms.
-control of all light sources in the house from a single control panel;
-creation of management scenarios depending on time, date, specific event;
-adjustment of the on and off lights;
-brightness adjustment percent;
-saving resource fixtures;
-automatic switching on of lights at the entrance and off when leaving the room.
- Climate control
The system controls devices designed for air conditioning, heating, purification, humidification, ventilation. The coordinated operation of all devices in a given mode is ensured. Provides remote climate control in the apartment, for example, the possibility of establishing a comfortable temperature for the arrival of the owners.
-control of heating and air conditioning devices using a single control panel;
-control of heating and air-conditioning appliances depending on the season, time, date, a specific event;
-availability of temperature and humidity sensors, depending on the testimony of which one or other climate regulating mechanisms work.
- Home cinema and multiroom
The system controls devices for playing video and audio signals (TVs, Blu-ray players), as well as related equipment: blinds, curtains, lighting in the viewing room, creating special comfort when watching movies.
The multiroom system is responsible for the state of all audio and video equipment in the entire apartment. With it, you can watch TV shows and movies, listen to music and radio channels anywhere in the house, equipped with the necessary set of equipment.
-control of all AV-equipment in the house with a single control panel;
-one-button home cinema control;
-smooth control of on and off lighting;
-turn on and off AV-technology, depending on the date, time, a certain event, the operation of sensors, ringing.
The multifunctional system, which promptly responds to all alarm signals in the house, provides remote control over events occurring in the house, includes alarms, controls the fire safety, as well as security in the field of public house systems.
-security and fire alarms, which can be activated automatically after the owners leave the house;
remote control or cell phone;
-alert to a remote computer or mobile phone about emergency situations;
-security of several zones;
-access control in the room, including remote;
-an alarm system that prevents water leakage and flooding;
-an alarm system that prevents the leakage of electricity and gas.
Preparing to install a smart home
Installing a complex smart home system is not an easy task. It is necessary to start solving it as soon as possible, preferably at the stage of designing the future dwelling. Thinking through the future system needs to be done in collaboration with the owners, architect, designer, and the designer of the smart home system. It is very important to think in advance about the necessary functions to be automated.
We recommend that you answer the following questions in advance:
What lighting schemes do you intend to use?
-How many lamps are you going to use in different zones, what types of lamps?
-what scenarios are supposed to be used (night lighting, the shutdown of air conditioners when the --window is opened, etc.)
-What rooms will be included in the climate control system or multiroom?
-Where will the sensors controlling smoke and leakage be located?
-where will be placed the video tracking cameras, intercom?
-How will it be more convenient for you to manage: from a mobile or stationary console?
Competent installation requires a serious attitude, planning, where it is better to determine in advance the priorities, wishes, and put them on paper. So when choosing equipment for adjusting lighting, air conditioning, fire extinguishing, their assembly is carried out by already existing units, without mandatory installation, for example, motion sensors.
London designers will design the installation of the smart home system in such a way that it will not affect the previously made repair and will, in fact, remain inconspicuous to the guests of the house. Professional engineers as quickly and efficiently, and also, which is important for any buyer, at a reasonable price, will install the entire necessary set of devices for the normal functioning of the smart home system and improving the quality of your life as a whole.