Home automation: a smart investment

By doing an interior design project and investing in home automation in our home, we will be able to improve the components of Le Corbusier’s so-called “living machine” to make it more efficient, autonomous and intelligent.

What is home automation?

Since not all of us are so familiar with this term, we begin by telling you what home automation is. “Domus” comes from the Latin “house” and “tica” from the Greek suffix, which names certain techniques. Home automation is, therefore, the technification of the house.

How does home automation affect my daily life?

Home automation gives us control of everything that happens in our home.

The improvement of living conditions and the increase in sustainability are some of the improvements that home automation can provide to our home.

Thanks to it we can program the time in which the washing machine will turn on, choose the intensity of the light according to the time of day, customize the climate of each room or start the security system.

We can ask our house to call us on the mobile if it detects a gas leak or to retract the exterior awnings when the sunlight decreases. For this and many more reasons, home automation is capable of helping us in our daily lives and achieving almost anything programmable that we can imagine.

What is it for?

What home automation does for us is to transform our home into an intelligent, safer, and, above all, efficient space that, through digital technologies, fully exploits its potential and allows its inhabitants to experience a better quality of life. .

Home automation installation in a home

Integrating home automation in our home implies an investment that will be immediately offset by an improvement in our quality of life and obvious financial savings .

How can I invest in home automation intelligently?

The first thing I would recommend is to make a list of your real needs and your expectations:

  • Do you want to reduce the electricity bill?
  • Do you want to keep your carbon footprint as low as possible?
  • Are you worried about the security of your home?

With that in mind you can start to get an idea of ​​how to invest wisely.

To make a home automation installation, you will not have to turn your home into a technological fortress and you will not need to install a central computer.

DianaHome will help you make a good selection of materials and identify your energy consumption habits at home.

How can I invest in home automation intelligently?

What else can I do to have a smart home?

You will see how the choice of smart materials for the façade of your home, or low consumption lighting, added to the incorporation of digital solutions will allow you to exercise greater control over the different elements of your home, as well as significantly reduce energy consumption.

Interior architecture, like society, needs to be modernized and redefined to adapt to new situations.

We are immersed in a profound social, climatic and ecological transformation and home automation plays an essential role in the search for the most suitable alternatives.

Investing in home automation can transform our home into a more sustainable space in terms of energy consumption and carbon emissions. It does not only imply the acquisition of a series of technological “gadgets” that evoke a certain idea of ​​the future.

Investing in the smart integration of digital technologies into our homes will pay off both in the short term, in our comfort and lower bills, just as happened when we transitioned from incandescent to energy-saving bulbs, and in the long term. term, helping to stop the global effects that human activity has on the planet.

Regulation of energy consumption

One of its most valuable and easiest to implement utilities is control over our energy consumption.

Thanks to this utility we not only manage to reduce our electricity, water and gas bills, but we can have a more responsible consumption of our resources and thus help to preserve the environment.

We can carry out a simple incorporation of presence sensors for light, zone the house to adapt the temperature to each zone and time of day, etc.

Regulation of energy consumption

Technologies and concepts associated with home automation

There are two concepts to which we can associate any technological benefit of home automation, which are control and energy efficiency.

These are the different fields in which it can be applied:

1. Security

We are talking about technologies that allow us to control access to our home and that go beyond activating an alarm.

Home automation makes it possible for us to monitor the surrounding spaces of our home through IP cameras or use digital locks, which are activated through our fingerprint or iris.

2. Energy management

Energy management is simply the efficient administration in the use of energy, that is, using it consciously and adapted to our needs.

For example, adapting the air conditioning to the thermal needs of the house, ventilation management, use of exclusively necessary lighting, control of outdoor lighting depending on the time of day, management of electrical appliances so that they work during off-peak hours. consumption etc

3. Communications

We no longer only communicate with other human beings, but artificial intelligences such as Siri and Alexa are already part of our daily lives and can make recommendations such as, for example, that we close the blinds automatically after six in the evening, or detect that we have run out of milk and send us a warning.

4. Accessibility

It would be of little use to have the house of the future if we are unable to make it work.

In today’s market there is a whole race between software developers and housing solutions to materialize what in the near future will be called “smart-housing”.

For some time now, our mobile phones have given us the option of controlling lights, cameras, speakers and other compatible devices from a single application, such as “Google Home” on Android and “Home” on IOS.

Technologies and concepts associated with home automation

5. Comfort

The control is not simply about being able to see from the mobile what happens in our home through an IP camera, but also implies being able to adjust the temperature of the water with which we take a shower, or optimize the thermal efficiency of our home in winter or summer with a ventilation and/or heating system that works together with each of the elements that make up our house.

What do you think? Do you think that home automation could improve your day to day and your future?

🏚️ Now you know what home automation is and how DianaHome can help you, and you may be interested in knowing some tips on interior design for your home .