It is no longer a futuristic fantasy to remote control your home. New devises for home automation can enable one to virtually transform their home by just a push of a button on a smartphone, tablet or computer. These devices help a home owner to save a great deal of finances and offer convenience and safety when using them. All these gadgets use the brushless DC motor to operate effectively. The current technology that uses brushless DC motor is advantageous in the sense that, all the gadgets that have it are lighter and reliable. The DC motors have a faster and dynamic response and have a noiseless operation that has higher speed of operation, compared to the older brush models. Some of the home devices that can be remotely controlled include: Motion activated security cameras, security system, new and improved home lighting, coffee makers and smart keys.
Motion activated security cameras
This is almost a better option that the cable TV. The camera can enable you to know if there are any intrusions at home in your compound or house. These cameras are programmed to only record any motion in their reach. With this, one can be alerted promptly via your smart phone anywhere across the globe. The security settings on a smartphone can be adjusted to suit the expectations of the home owner.
New improved lighting
A smartphone can be used to spice up the mood by varying the array of lights that are inter connected in your room or house. The smart bulbs can be altered in terms of dimness and brightness. They can also be turned on and switched off using a smartphone.
This means that traditional way of traditional lock and key method has changed and home owners will have to adjust with the changes to boost their security in case they are in or out of their premises. This is an exciting technology that will see people stop carrying large clunky keys in their pockets with a high risk of losing them.
Figure 3: Smart keys
In today’s market, many coffeemakers are already fully programmable. A smartphone can be programmed to switch on and off the coffeemaker, at the convenience of the user. The free iOS and Android apps have features that can notify the user if there is need for additional water or when the machine is running short of coffee beans. The machine can be set to produce the number of cups required.
Smart Home security
Any homeowner can now monitor different aspects of their home. ADT Pulse is a provision for the smartphone that ensures monitoring of an activity and in this case a home. The system can enable the monitoring of the status of the alarm, camera viewing and also monitor the thermostat. There will be need to specify the alert criteria that the user will be notified with. In this case, a smartphone will be used, which is very effective and convenient. This will involve the installation of cameras, automated lighting, and proper outdoor lighting of the compound.
The home owner can watch, speak or hear anybody at the door using a smartphone. The above system has many features and can be used in multiple ways depending on the need.
Linear actuators are meant for commercial and industrial application though they can be used domestically depending on the reason for use. They are very good when automating extension and expansion of different elements of design. This is to say that should you have a feature within your house to either open or close if it is not in use, then the best option is the linear actuator.it works closely with microcontroller which can easily be remote-controlled as programmed by the user, who can use a smartphone for this task. Fig 6 above is an illustration of a linear actuator.