Our homes are getting smarter all the time. We monitor our homes with smart security cameras and doorbells, we adjust the thermostat via our smartphone and we turn the lights on or off via an app. This is all very convenient, but all these devices work with their own app and system. If you use smart home products a lot, you are constantly switching between apps. Fortunately, this can be much easier. Have a home automation system installed in your home and manage all smart devices via one system. Now that's handy! But what exactly is a home automation system and how much does it cost to have it installed in your home?
What is home automation?
The word home automation is a contraction of the Latin word 'Doma', which means house, and the terms informatics, telematics and robotics. All smart techniques in and around the house which increase living comfort fall under home automation. You can think of a smart thermostat, but also of smart outdoor lighting. The more smart devices you have in and around your home, the higher your living comfort will be. But to get the most out of your smart home experience, it is handy if the various devices can be linked together in one system. This is where a home automation system comes in. With such a system you can easily have all the different smart home products working together and fully tuned to your preferences. For example, in the evening, with one push of a button you can turn down the heating, switch off the lights and turn on the security system.