In recent years, home automation has gradually become more essential in our homes. This unique technology which makes it possible to connect the electrical equipment of the house could not function without a home automation system. Thanks to this technology, you can finally automate your home, and make your life easier. But it is better to choose your electrical installation system very carefully.
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If Home Automation is still a mystery to you, you should know that a home automation system will allow you to automate the electrical equipment in your home. A few years ago, the automation of a house was overpriced; the cost of home automation is more and more accessible.
Today, there are many home automation applications. Thus, a home automation system could allow you:
If home automation makes you dream, know that there are three types of home automation installations that you could take advantage of:
Very popular due to its ease of installation, wireless home automation is a wave automation system. It works either by radio waves or by infrared, depending on the home automation modules you choose.
Quite technical to install, wireless home automation requires going through home automation professional. We recommend it in particular to owners who want to install a home automation system in a house that was not yet equipped.
More commonly known as X10 Home Automation, CPL home automation (for powerline carriers) is a home automation system that can be installed without the help of a professional. Indeed, an X10 home automation installation is very often presented in the form of a home automation installation kit, which individuals can install themselves… provided they have a good knowledge of DIY and electricity.
It is then up to you to choose the home automation modules to install and their use. This type of home automation is only to choose if you are a good installer yourself, or if you ask a professional to take care of the installation. Even if you do not go through a specialised company, you should know that this type of home automation remains expensive.
As its name suggests, home automation wiring is a home automation installation based on cables, distributed throughout the house. It is a home automation system that is more reliable than wireless home automation, but also more restrictive to install.
We recommend this type of new home automation if you decide to build a home automation system at the same time as building your home. For this, it will necessarily be necessary to call on a specialised company.
If home automation is becoming more democratic, it is still quite expensive. Thus, some sophisticated home automation systems will cost approximately $23,000. However, more and more inexpensive systems are emerging.
Today, it is, therefore, possible to have a home automation installation of an apartment for less than $3,500, provided of course that you get information and compare the products.
About Scheider Electric
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We believe access to energy and digital is a basic human right. Our generation is facing a tectonic shift in energy transition and industrial revolution catalysed by accelerated digitisation in a more electric world. Electricity is the most efficient and best vector for decarbonisation; combined with a circular economy approach, we will achieve a climate-positive impact as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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