Introduction To Automated Homes

The concept of home automation was conceived in the early years of the 20th century wherein it envisions that a home can be controlled using a centralized system. There were working protocols made to show automated homes back in the 1930. It was launched in New York City and Chicago during the World’s Fair. Though they were shown to the public, it was not meant to be available commercially. Things changed when microcontroller was invented in the 1970s. During this time, experts have determined that with the use of microcontrollers, it is economically possible to create an automation system for a home but fully wired. After computer technology continued to grow over the years, home automation followed suit.

According to an estimate, the market value of the home automation industry in 2012 was already $3.6 billion. After that year, more smart home devices were sold and the sales figure doubled. All over the country, 1.8 million automated homes were installed with the system. Analysts are expecting that by the end of 2016, there will be 12 million more residential properties who will install the system in their homes. By 2019, the home automated industry is expected to have a market value of $16.4 billion.

Home automation now covers a lot of aspects inside the house including the lights, locks and security system, appliances, entertainment systems, temperature and it is also able to detect the presence of carbon monoxide. If you are planning to automate your home, there a few things you need to do.

– First, you will need a controller. Mobile devices are now used to control a smart home but there are systems that will require you to install a control panel for the centralized system inside your home.
– Network is also required in order for you to send messages coming from your controller that will be received by your devices at home. Majority of the systems used in automated homes that are in the market will only require either Bluetooth connection or Wi-Fi. This will depend on how you are planning to utilize your system.