What is Home Automation?

Home automation, often referred to as a “smart home,” provides you with the opportunity to control mostly all of the devices in your home from a computer or mobile device anywhere in the world. Examples of home automation includes: control of adjusting the lights, thermostat, sprinklers, appliances, security systems and much more. Home automation systems provide you with the convenience, comfort and protection while promoting a green life style.

Over the years, home automation systems have transformed from being wired to a local network, to being completely wireless. Now with the innovative advancement of cloud computing, home automation systems can quickly and easily be reached globally with any mobile device.

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What is Z-Wave and ZigBee?

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Z-Wave is a wireless technology that literally puts the power of controlling and monitoring your home in the palm of your hand. By installing Z-Wave technology, your regular household appliances such as lights, thermostats, sprinklers and more transform into “smart” appliances. Z-Wave products “communicate” wirelessly and securely and can be accessed and controlled remotely. Z-wave allows you to access and monitor most appliances inside your home regardless of where you are. Enerwave has a large selection of Z-Wave products that all work together to ensure that you find the best products for your home.

ZigBee is an open global wireless network which provides the basis for the Internet of Things (IoT), by allowing both “smart,” and simple products to work together. ZigBee is a low cost, low power, energy efficient wireless mesh network which gives you the power to connect and control almost all of the products in your home. By installing ZigBee technology, it will automatically improve your comfort, and safety. It not only allows you to remotely control your home, it also keeps you safe by alerting you of smoke levels, carbon monoxide and even water leaks. Enerwave offers a wide variety of ZigBee products to bring simplicity and relaxation into your life.

For more information, visit http://www.zigbee.org/ and http://www.z-wave.com/.

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Why Should You Consider Home Automation?

Just why should you automate your home? If you are interested in home automation, but wondering what the benefits are, keep reading to find out all of the great benefits!

Here are 8 good reasons:

1.    Convenient

Many repetitive tasks can be  automatically simplified by using home automation. Instead of turning off four different lights when you want to relax and watch a movie, home automation allows you to press one button and be done!

2.    Save Money

Utilities can quickly amount to over several hundred dollars every month. By taking advantage of home automation, you can turn lights off, adjust the thermostat and turn off other appliances automatically. Since you can monitor appliance usage while you are away from your home, you can lower your utility bills dramatically by 10 -25 percent.

3.    Increase Home Security

Several accidents occur each year due to poor lighting. Home automation such as light sensors, can automatically turn lights on in closets, stairways and other dark places, reducing the chances of tripping or injuring yourself.

4.    Home Security

Although home security is a high priority for every homeowner, its expensive installation and monthly fees can add up quickly. Home automation provides an inexpensive solution to home security. For example, if you are away from your home, you can randomly set lights to turn on or off .

5.    Energy Efficient

Home automation systems promote environmental awareness and are proven to be a good solution to help preserve our natural resources. These products can help you pin-point how much energy you are using on a daily basis, allowing you to see how and where you can reduce energy usage.

6.    Peace of Mind

Never worry about your home while you are gone again! Simply log-in to a mobile app to check the status of your home and children anytime by installing security cameras in your home.

7.    Learning Experience

The more you and your family learn about all of the technological advancements, the better prepared you are for the future. Turn home automation into a family project by showing your children how to install and connect products. By consistently monitoring your home remotely, you can even get your children involved to see how they can be a part of saving energy.

8.   Fun for the Entire Family

The home automation system most of all is a lot of fun for the entire family. You will find that using home automation will bring your family closer as you all learn better and smarter ways to conserve energy and will feel safer and better protected. Home automation systems allow you to worry less and have more time to enjoy with your family and friends.