OFF THE WALL
residents are constantly seeking
ever more sophisticated creature comforts to improve their dream homes,
while leading hi-tech companies, responding to demand, have opened the
gates of innovation and provided us with a new generation of home automation
and entertainment ideas.
Look around your home and take stock of the number of remote control gadgets
you are using for television, video, hi-fi, air-conditioning, security
gates and in many cases more. Wouldn't it be better if you had just one
central control and were able to manage it from anywhere in the world?
is no science fiction fantasy. Home automation systems are rapidly becoming
a major feature of new homes around the world. A new concept in home comfort
and security, providing the user with absolute control of every feature
of the home with a simple touch screen - and that's only the beginning!
control of the many functions in your home is managed by a highly sophisticated
e-brain, which gives the user limitless options of home automation right
at their fingertips. Whatever your lifestyle and needs, the system will
be tailored to suit you exactly. Just imagine that you are entertaining
at home tonight and your guests are about to arrive. With one touch of
your preprogrammed control, your gates will open, the garden and pool
lights will switch on, the fountain will start to flow and, if your sprinklers
are on, they will shut off.
Lights will come on to guide your guests to your door, going off why they
have passed. Your home will be illuminated internally to the exact levels
you require to entertain, and music will play in any room you wish to
precisely the right volume. As you entertain, the cooker comes on when
you wish and, as the evening gets darker, your lights adjust automatically
to provide a permanent level of light to suit the mood inside and out.
All of this is very simple to a sophisticated home automation system.
And as for mixing the gin and tonic? We're told that's in the pipeline!
In the morning, you can programme your curtains to open, your bath to
run to the right temperature and level and the kettle to boil. The myriad
uses are mind boggling and what is more, systems like these are now available.
The different home automation systems can vary in terms of facilities,
so, if your requirements are not quite so infinite, there is a system
to suit you. And best of all, home automation units are very user friendly.
Should you be away from your property, the same control can be managed
via the Internet or even with your telephone. Finally, the world really
is your oyster.