With Automation, your home can become an energy efficient, comfortable environment. We all take for granted that when we buy a modern car, the lights come on when the door is opened, the headlights automatically turn on when it gets dark and the window wipers detect rain and clear your screen. Why should we not expect this level of control from our modern home?
Automation can be as simple as having an “all off” switch by your front door to turn all the lights off in the house when you leave. Or it can be as smart as dimming the lights when the sun comes out from behind the clouds, adjusting louvres above the deck, lowering/ raising the blinds to suit your comfort level.
Not only is it smart when the house is brand new but it is smart forever. A few years down the track, when you decide that you want that light switched from somewhere else, it is as simple as getting a technician to plug in a laptop. With conventional wiring it can be a major and costly exercise, running new cables, it may not even be possible. In an automated building, after a few taps on the keyboard, any of your light switches in the house can control any light you want.
Wakefield Electrical are Certified Installers of the KNX standard. KNX is an international building control standard that enables the integration and programming of a range of products from many manufacturers using a single software tool. KNX is the world’s only open standard for building control and automation and can make major energy savings of up to 60%, significantly reducing the carbon footprint of a building. This is truly green sustainable technology that can be applied to small and large buildings alike.