Operating light, music, coffee maker and other technology in the smart home via app or voice command is convenient. However, the home offers even more comfort if it automatically reacts to the needs of the residents. Automated Innovation is the magic word. Setting up the smart light bulbs, radio-controlled sockets, weather stations, security cameras , fitness trackers or gardening tools in such a way that they make life more pleasant without any action is not difficult. Anyone who knows the basic terms relating to the smart home and observes the following tips on home automation for beginners can have their living wishes fulfilled as if by magic.
This is the third part of a series in which, together with the smart living platform Conrad Connect , we explain how the networked home can be operated much easier thanks to automatic processes.
Home automation for beginners: Prepare networked devices
“House rules”: The smart home needs clear rules
- Users choose a sensor that triggers something with a value. This value can be a movement, a temperature, a weather phenomenon, the GPS location data of a resident and much more. That's the "if this" part.
- After that, users set a condition to which the triggering is tied. This can be the weather, a day of the week or a time. After all, the light does not have to switch itself on automatically when it is bright as day.
- Finally, users decide on one or more actuators - i.e. the devices that should react accordingly. That's the "... then that" part.