Home automation, is automation of the home, housework or household activity. Home automation may include centralised control of lighting, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), appliances, security, locks of gates and doors and other systems, to provide improved convenience, comfort, energy efficiency and security.
Home automation for the elderly or disabled can provide increased quality of life for persons who might otherwise require caregivers or institutional care.
The popularity of home automation has been increasing greatly in recent years due to much higher affordability and simplicity through smartphone and tablet connectivity.
A home automation system integrates electrical devices in a house with each other. The techniques employed in home automation include the control of domestic activities, such as home entertainment systems, houseplant and garden watering, pet feeding, changing the ambience (scenes) for different events (such as dinners or parties), and the control of electricity consumption. Devices may be connected through a computer network to allow control by a PC or Tablet, and may allow remote access from the internet.
HDL offers the ability to offer lighting, music, room-by-room thermostatic heating, and many more functions, in one elegant panel, at an affordable price and with excellent support from the manufacturer. With HDL you can eliminate the need for multiple panels on the wall, and replace them with simple, stylish multi-functional ones instead.
Loxone is the inventor of Miniserver-based home automation. The company, founded in Austria in 2009, has set a new standard in control solutions for the home, providing a comprehensive solution combining many industry standards.
The Miniserver can control everything under one roof, from lighting, shading and heating to intercoms, alarms, music, watering systems, energy usage and much, much more. The system can be extended at any time and is also perfect for retrofitting.