It is an interesting question and the answer most likely involves some grand speculation. Any Google search will reveal numerous sites and blogs that outline the opinions of industry experts on the topic, and how the changes may play out in the home.
It’s not that long ago that using the terms ‘smart home’ and ‘home automation’ were still quite foreign, and elicited perplexed looks on people’s faces. But, the reality is that ‘smart home’ technology is already common place in many homes, and is currently incorporated as standard design features by home builders across Australia.
Lighting – Existing lighting (wired or plugged in) can be integrated into user friendly systems accessible from a control pad on the wall, a remote control device, or even via mobile phones and tablets from across town or across the country. Do you want to give your home the ‘lived in look’ whilst you are away on holidays? Well, your control system can switch on/off lighting at preset times.
Comfort – Air Conditioning can also be integrated into an intelligent control system allowing you to log in and preset temperatures and operation remotely. Comfort from the minute you step inside!
Computer/Network technology – Wireless and cabled networks can integrate all your electrical systems with home computing technology, allowing you to control and access most devices, appliances and systems in the home.
The electrical and construction sectors have rapidly embraced home automation technology on the back of insatiable consumer demand. If the demand for innovation, technology and convenience continues at the same level, we are likely to see technology and automation delivered into homes that weren’t even considered 12 months ago. Likewise, consumers have shown that shown that technology for the sake of technology won’t have a long life. Where a product hits the market that embraces automation, convenience, simplicity, energy efficiency and cost effectiveness, then the consumer is likely to view it favourably.
In the meantime, if you can’t keep up with the changes and the options make your head spin, then talk to the experts at MRE Electrical Group. Whether it is Residential, Construction or Maintenance services, Brian Parslow and the team are the answer.
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