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Get Your Home Ready With Smart Automations

Home automation can make your life more convenient and enjoyable by using technology to make your home ‘smart’.

Impressions: Benoy Sebastian

When you consider the prospect of having an automation system for your home, your initial thoughts would be - will I have to completely rebuild my home? Will I have to digest volumes of instruction manuals to learn how to familiarise myself with the automation features? In spite of these tethering questions, it is laudable to know that home automation is gaining popularity in India. It’s the mindset and the negative perception of the homeowners that needs an urgent makeover; and while it might seem financially out of reach, it is definitely affordable, easy-to-use and a must have! Read on...

WHAT IS HOME AUTOMATION...

Home automation refers to the automatic and electronic control of household features, activity, and appliances. In short - the various control systems that are used in the residential extension of building automation. Sameer Saxena, Director, Marketing, Legrand India puts it this way, “Home automation has become an inherent need. In our country, everyday living is now changing from owning a house to owning a space, which understands you and responds to your unique needs. This is where home automation comes into play - a personalised hi-tech space, which gives you the power to control everything. The important factor is the convenience, comfort, safety and security it provides. Energy saving is also a major aspect automatic switching off of gadgets when not in use arrests wastage and aids in conservation.” Some components of an automated home may include the centralised control of security locks on doors and gates, appliances, windows, lighting, surveillance cameras and HVAC systems (heating, ventilation and


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