After long days at work, you look forward to get home and be able to enjoy your family and hobbies. We don’t want the house supposes us effort. Housework is hard, and we know that any little comfort you have is something that at the end of the day helps you appreciate what really matters. For this reason, we launched our campaigns for low-cost smart home installations.
More and more homes have an electronic assistant such as Alexa or Google home, and the best complement for them are low-cost home automation elements, which are used to control any device with your mobile, tablet or voice assistant. Turning lights or plugs on and off, lowering and raising blinds, irrigation control or alarms are examples of things that we will control with home automation and will make day-to-day life in your home easier.
If I have an electric water heater and I don’t want it to consume a lot, I program it to turn on and off when I want. If I go on vacation, I will program the living-room and bedroom blinds to open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 11:00 p.m., and I will also turn on the living-room light in from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and then the one in the bedroom for another hour. If I want my baby to sleep with the room at 28ºC because it is very hot this summer, I am going to program that when the thermostat marks 29ºC the air conditioning will turn on. All this and so much more are examples of how home automation gives us more and more facilities in our day to day.
Before, this type of installation was expensive, but with the expansion of IoT (Internet of things) home automation, a lot of low-cost devices have been created to make us feel like we are in a modern home at an affordable price. There are mainly two families of elements that we are installing on the market, elements controlled by a Wi-Fi network or elements controlled by a Zigbee network. The Zigbee network has a significant advantage over Wi-Fi, since it improves the connection of the elements and does not consume the Internet in order to have better signals on our mobile devices and computers.
On the other hand, it is somewhat more expensive than the elements controlled by the Wi-Fi network. In functionalities they are identical, both adapt to what you need.