SETTING U PA SMART HOME
HOME AUTOMATION IS EASIER AND CHEAPER NOW WITH FIRMS OFFERING COMPLETE SOLUTIONS
Home automation has for long been the exclusive domain of the ultra-rich. But we are at a stage where anyone can afford to have automated homes, customised according to their needs and budgets. The concept of automated homes has evolved from pressing buttons to open a door or to bring out an owen, now it is more about securing your house and being able to remotely observe and control the space. As an addon, automated homes tend to be much more energy efficient that conventional homes.
In India, with the boom in the realty sector many new home buyers are opting to add automated elements to their new properties. While some real estate companies give you options even as you buy a new home, many buyers just take the help of third-parties with complete solutions.
C P Singh, Founder and Chief Mentor of Smart Automation that offers complete solution for home buyers, says the first item on the wishlist here is security, followed by automated and energy efficient lighting systems. “The initial investment will turn into savings in a few years. An energy efficient home can reclaim the amount spent on automation within 2-3 years just from the reduced power consumption,” he explains.
Smart phones and tablets are also changing the picture, letting home owners take charge of their homes wherever they are. No wonder, a smart home now is also a connected home.