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HOME AUTOMATION: WHY THE PANDEMIC HAS INCREASED DEMAND

The pandemic has changed the working habits of many people resulting in a growing interest in home automation systems.                            


Terms like automation, domotics and Smart Home describe similar concepts and can be used to sum up the whole group of technological and connectivity solutions that aim to improve the quality of life in our homes. They are all implicitly linked to the Internet of Things and can be used to manage home entertainment, cost optimisation and the ability to work from home: so-called remote work that became so widespread during the pandemic.

The necessity for isolation forced many companies and professionals to turn to remote working, i.e. you work from home and the work performed is more closely linked to results than to the hours spent in the office. 

 

WHAT IS REMOTE WORK AND WHAT ADVANTAGES DOES IT OFFER?

Remote work, working from home, telework, office-at-home: whatever you want to call it, this ‘new’ way of working has its pros and cons. On the one hand it saves time and the stress involved with commuting to the office; on the other it leads to an increase in costs (e.g. keeping heating turned on for a greater number of hours) and the necessity for a certain personal organisation to ensure the day is effective and productive. Regardless of its size or a dedicated study’s presence, the home must become a place where it is easy to concentrate, be productive and allow holding meetings remotely if necessary. Apart from a good internet connection, a practical and complete workstation is essential to avoid as many distractions as possible. Among their various advantages, home automation systems are of great assistance in this, automating and optimising a whole series of tasks that reduce time and concentration. 

 

A SMART HOME FOR SMART WORKING

The ability to programme the temperature in response to the outside temperature and for the hours we are actually at home, to set domestic appliances to work at convenient times without overloading the system, to manage lights and have efficient security systems that can control all rooms in the house also remotely, these are just some of the examples of home automation that optimise time and allow substantial savings. 

When designing or renovating a flat, it is important to include elements that facilitate home automation: from the simplest ones such as a large number of sockets, all the better if they have mobile device charging systems, and control units; to the more advanced ones that include uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) integrated into the system and strategically located network points: wireless connectivity is perfect for mobile devices, but hard-wired connectivity is more stable and faster  than wireless when large amounts of data need to be transferred. 

One of the most critical issues that must be addressed when designing a home automation system is its compatibility with elements and devices of different brands that must be able to talk to each other today as well as in the future. 

A home with an effective home automation system simplifies the use of all the digital entertainment possibilities available to us today and, above all, facilitates working from home, optimising costs and making remote working a viable alternative to the office. 

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