Building automation may be defined as the automatic centralized control of a building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning, lighting and other systems through a building management system or building automation system (BAS).

The major goal of building automation is creating comfort, convenience, the efficient operation of building systems, reduction in energy consumption and operating costs, and improved life cycle of utilities. Home automation, in this light, is the establishment of automatic control of home appliances to create a more comfortable environment for homeowners, maximize appliance utility, save costs and protect the home.
Home automation is a method that connects home appliances to create a network and furnish users with control over their home. The process can be done for security, convenience, control, money saving and adding an overall luxurious effect to the home.

Home automation enhances safety and security by connecting your security devices to your mobile device. Imagine receiving real time photos from motion sensor cameras when movement is detected, or having your house light up when motion is detected outside at night. The beauty of these devices is that they can be programmed to behave different ways at different times. Some even have learning capabilities to adapt to your routines like turning the lights off at night or turning security lights on at nightfall even when you are away from home. Safety devices are part of home automation too, from carbon dioxide and smoke detectors that text you when these harmful substances are detected to water sensors and burglar alarms that also notify you in case of potentially dangerous leaks and intruders.

Home automation brings the type of convenience one gets when using a remote control to the entire home, with users being able to perform various actions from the comfort of their couch. This is also very helpful for anyone who has difficulty getting around. Automating a home means that many tasks can be performed at the touch of a button and the adaptability of the devices means that actions can be scheduled to suit already established routines. Users are given complete control over their residence even from remote locations.

Those are two terms not usually put together, but smart appliances are built to help users conserve utilities and save money. A smart tap will shut itself off when motion is no longer detected, removing the risk of flooding as a result of absent mindedness. Curtains and blinds can be set to open up at sunrise and wake users up to a bright room. Flood sensors help prevent potentially expensive to fix flooding in the home. Smoke detectors make sure that help is quickly sent in case of a fire and belongings can be saved.
CrystalHills now offers Home Automation services, providing the best devices and installing them for forward thinking individuals who wish to create, convenience, comfort and security upgrades around their homes to protect themselves and loved ones.


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