Home automation, where to start

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Home automation - illustrious unknown - is an area that can be faced in two ways completely contrapphosts: delegating or grabbing the bull by the horns.

Delegating means contacting a good installer (the prothe problem is to understand what it means good, and above all how to recognize it) and rely on "buy" solutions, or solutions keys in hand which, once installed in the profirst and foremost, satisfy all the broad lines proneeds. It is an approundoubtedly winning: it relieves the user of technological crises, allows to obtain the goal quickly, guarantees - usually - support a certain period of time on the part of those who provided the proinstallation and construction of the plant.

But they are not all roses and flowers. This approccio also has big limits, starting from the final cost: often domotic solutions of this type come to cost even several thousand euros, based on the complexity of the environments to be managed and the foreseen functionalities. Regardless of the amount (which in some lucky cases may be an invariant), the weakest aspect of these solutions is nature black-boxed: it is mostly of closed systems, not customizable and expandable except through components supplied by produttore himself, who proit also sees to installation, configuration, maintenance.

These systems often do not guarantee a high degree of compatibility and, even more serious, they tend to grow old over time - this does not mean that stop working, simply to keep up with technological evolution they expect to be replaced with more modern systems over the years: in fact, there are few solutions backward compatible with others - perhaps even of the same produttore - previously realized (which often derives from a question strictly connected to the business model).

The alternative to this scenario, as we have been preaching for a long time, there.

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It exists in fact in the possibility of approtake this new technology in a very personal way (from here appunto the concept of "personal home automation'), proseeing for itself the increase in the technological level of the proenvironment, without the need for great technical skills.

inDomus has in this type of disclosure the profirst mandate: increase the reader's awareness of the possibility to make one profirst home automation starting from simple, common components present on the market, which for the most part do not modify the pre-existing plant (with all that is positive of it) and, where it is obligatory, only requires the intervention of qualified installers for installation, while the subsequent use and configuration remains in charge of the user.

This type of approhas many advantages.

The first one is obvious in the reduced cost. Is comproIt is truly true that, for a medium-sized environment, to equip oneself with (even rather advanced) functions similar to those of "buy" solutions can cost a fraction of them. The domotic components on the market tend to evolve and, at the same time, cost less and less; adopt the first elements (cardinal) at the base of the proown personal domotics foresees an expense around the 50 euros. You read that right: fifty.

Secondly, it allows di proyield by degrees. Unlike complex “buy” type systems, personal domotics can be metaphorically seen as a LEGO brick building, which starts from the bottom and with few elements but, over time, can grow based on needs. I'm proneeds, often, not to be clear: since those who do not yet have one proprologue domotics physiologically does not fully understand its real potential, the possibility of making it evolve slowly, over time, allows a prolaying and realization "along the way"; the "buy" solutions force us to know right away "what we want", mostly forcing the user to rely on the advice of those who make the system, rather than knowing precisely, immediately, "what will domotics do for him?" Proyielding by degrees, acquiring skills, imagination is nourished and open to unimaginable scenarios at a table.

Lastly, la properspective: profirst because modularly conceived, a personal home automation hardly ages: the replacement of the single component is mostly elementary, which allows a continuous updatingnamento - where desired - of the prohome automation field.

The disadvantage, the only one, in realizing a prothat is his personal home automation of having to do it yourself, forcing the user to acquire a minimum technical background. The approccio makes the difference: what on inDomus prowe go to do every day is proto make educated people with a good mental attitude compared to the basic notions needed to ignite a small cultural fire and, over time, make it a fire.

If you are interested in the first street, it is sufficient to find a good installer who analyzes your environment, estimates and eventually realizes your home automation environment.

If you are interested in experimenting with the appropersonal store, everything starts from here.

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