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Home automation installations: A smart home

It wasn't so long ago when it was thought that home automation systems were exclusively for a selected few. These systems, which appear to be taken from a science-fiction movie because they allow the central remote controlling of all the electronic and electrical devices of a home, are today, to a greater or lesser extent, within the reach of The majority of users. Thanks to these smart systems, it is possible to open and close windows, programme the air conditioning units, or switch on/off the lights using a simple mobile phone with a WiFi connection.

However, not all automation systems are the same, so, when installing one, it is necessary to take into account a number of factors. As far as homes are concerned, it is important to consider the number of people residing in the house as well as how many hours a day they stay at home. This is mainly due to the fact that a holiday home is not the same as a primary residence.

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It is also important to take into account the climate that characterises the city in which the property is located, its rooms' sizes, and the number of rooms it has. Finally, it is worth considering whether the house has a garden area since many automation systems can be used for outdoors too. 

Having said that, it is time to talk about the factors to take into account when choosing the best home automation system. The most obvious aspect is that it should be easy to install, configure, and use. In addition, if your house has children, you must consider using all the appropriate security measures to make your home a safer place to live in. On the other hand, it should not be a closed system, i.e. it should allow expansion with other devices in case in the future you wish to install more complex systems. 

Obviously, the success of home automation systems lies in their many advantages. It should be noted that a home that has one of these systems has an increased value of 3 per cent. In addition, the automatic control of lighting, appliances, garden irrigation and more will save you money on your energy bills. Also, these houses are also much safer for those who reside there and are better adapted to people who suffer from different types of physical disability.

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