Home Automation – FAQ


  1. What is home automation?

This is the ability to control your home with a simple touch .Home automation systems are designed to provide convenience and efficiency to all aspects of your home including your home theater, multi-room music, lighting, heating and cooling, and security systems. You can also think about your priorities in terms of effortless entertainment, comfort and convenience, or peace of mind. At its core, a home automation solution is a system consists of:

A controller that transmits commands.

A series of modules and adapters that connect to lights and appliances and accept commands from the controller.

  1. How does home automation work?

Here’s the situation: you’re in the bedroom late at night and realize you’ve left the lights on in the living room. With a home automation system in place, you can pick up a controller at your bedside and turn it off remotely. When you press the button to turn off the lights, here’s how it works in this basic implementation:

  • The controller issues a command to a module with unique identifier (such as the one connected to the living room lamp).
  • The command is relayed over your transmission system–either power line network, radio frequency (RF), or Wi-Fi.
  • The module or adapter receives the signal and initiates the simple command (“turn off light”)
  1. Does this work just when I’m in my house?

The amount of control you want over your home automation and where you want to access it can also dictate the type of system you need. If you just want control over lighting and appliances in other rooms while you are physically in your home, a closed home automation system with controller specific to that system will be fine.

But if you want to access your home automation system remotely from your office or vacation destination, you’ll want a system that can be accessed using a Web browser or even your smartphone.

  1. Does Home Automation Really Save Money?

Home automation is not only fun, it saves you money. It does so by conserving electricity and by optimizing your heating and air conditioning systems. Even though home automation requires some expenses to get started, if you give your system design some thought, you’ll find the long-term benefits can far outweigh your financial investment. The obvious ways are by reducing electric and heating bills. Installing a home automation security system can eliminate costly monthly charges to security monitoring companies. Installing a home theater or whole house sound system can reduce the number of times you go out each month for entertainment.

  1. Why Spend Money on Home Automation?

Home automation can be expensive, there’s no doubt about it. It is not uncommon for an enthusiast to spend sever.

        Home Automation Is Fun

Home Automation Will Save You Money

        Investing in home automation allows you to lead the way instead of following.

        Home Automation Is The Way Of The Future

  1. What is the Home Automation for Senior Citizens?

Senior citizens and individuals with mobility concerns can greatly benefit from the convenience of automation. Home automation products can also be useful in assisted living facilities and hospitals anywhere, because they can allow tasks to be accomplished remotely eg. Panic alert.

  1. What can Automation do for Classroom?

Both K-12 and university level instructional classrooms make ideal environments for home automation. Teachers can use home automation technology to streamline their presentations so they can spend more time on teaching.

  1. Green Automation – What Is It?

It seems like everyone is going green and home automation enthusiasts are no exception. Going green means becoming more aware of the environment and typically involves using less energy.

  1. Can Children Use Home Automation?

Many people worry about using home automation around children. For most children, learning to use home automation comes as naturally as learning to use the TV remote or the computer.

  1. How receive Automatic Notifications When Kids Come Home?

Using networked video cameras and sensors, an automation system can be used to remotely monitor kids’ activities around the house when parents can’t be there.

  1. Is Home Automation For Gadget Lovers?

Uncertain many non-gadget lovers use home automation devices, the industry is still dominated by gadget lovers.

  1. Do I need Touch Screens and Tablets throughout my Home?

A smart home is more than just lots of home automation gadgets; it’s about making your home truly functional and your life easier. One way in which this is accomplished is by making your home computer network part of your everyday life.

  1. How can conquer automation phobia?

When many people think of automation, they immediately imagine factories filled with large, noisy, machines cranking out parts faster than the eye can blink. For many individuals, the words automation and robotics are synonymous. It’s no small wonder that so many people feel intimidated by home automation and are afraid of it.

  1. How do youget started with home automation?

First step is to ask yourself what would make your life easier. Do you have a task that is repetitive or that you hate to do? Perhaps you really dislike watering the lawn or getting up from your favorite chair to answer the phone.  Chances are, no matter what task you come up with, home automation will have a solution.

  1. Does getting started in home automation require a computer science degree?

It just takes a genuine desire to learn something new and a willingness to put aside your gadget phobia long enough to try something different.

  1. Do Home Automation Devices Stay With The House?

Real estate law states that anything that is physically connected to the house is considered a fixture and therefore part of the house. When referring to home automation, this will include switches and dimmers, thermostats, security systems, in-ceiling speakers, and anything else that is physically wired or attached to the home. Devices that can be excluded are plug-in modules, tabletop controllers, and computers.

If you don’t want to include your home automation system with the house, you will need to either replace home automation devices with non-automated versions prior to showing your home, or you will need to exclude your home automation devices in the sale contract.

  1. How reliable are Home Automation Products?

Competition has forced the home automation industry to increase reliability. With more and more manufacturers joining the marketplace, reliability of the technology has increased out of necessity. Competing technologies such as Z-Wave, and ZigBee have raised the reliability standard even further.

  1. What is the best guide when choosing a home automation product?

When choosing a home automation product, commonsense is the best guide. You wouldn’t buy a new car without test-driving it nor would you buy a new television without first checking out product reviews. Some home automation products work better than others.

  1. What are the home works should be done before selecting A Home Automation?

Before selecting a new home automation product, search websites for product reviews. Manufacturers will naturally tell you their product is the best, so look further. Read reviews from other home automation end users and find out which products work reliably for them and more importantly, which ones don’t.

  1. What Is A Home Automation Gateway?

Managing your home automation devices through a handheld remote or a system controller let’s you do many useful things, but eventually you will want more options. Home automation gateways, one type of network gateway, provide the added capability to control devices across the Internet through another computer or a Web-enabled phone. Numerous companies produce gateway devices in whatever technology you use (INSTEON, Z-Wave, Zig Bee).

  1. When I Should Use a Dimmer?

Dimmers are used when you want to change the   intensity of an incandescent light. They can also be used to: program lower turn-on intensity, use a different intensity for different times of the day (brighter at night), or set special lighting for different applications (lower intensity while watching TV). Because of the dimmer’s versatility and ease of use, they are usually the most common devices found in home automation systems.

  1. How can add Value to my Home through Automation?

if you’re looking to make your home more appealing, having a home automation system goes a long ways toward making a strong first impression.  Distinguishing your home from others on the market is essential in selling your home quickly and getting the price you want.

  1. Do Home Automation Devices Stay With The House?

If you don’t want to include your home automation system with the house, you will need to either replace home automation devices with non-automated versions prior to showing your home, or you will need to exclude your home automation devices in the sale contract.

  1. What makes Lutron Home Automation products different?

Retro-fitting to existing homes using wireless options with minimal civil rework

Centralized control

Our enthusiastic technical team

Wireless Multizone  Audio

Central vacuum system

Long term commitment

After sales support

  1. My house is already designed but I am interested in getting home    automation, is there a way to do this without remodelling my whole home?

Certainly, one of the unique features of Lutron Automation is that it uses both wired and wireless technology, making it just as simple to install in existing homes as it is to install in new homes.

  1. Can I use home automation to control my home/Systems from my office?

You can even control these rooms when you are away from home using the Ipad or smart phone.

  1. How long is the warranty of Lutron Products?

Depends upon Brand we are considering.

  1. Do you provide Service and Support for Systems Once They are Installed? Or is that done through the manufacturers?

 For the specified “Warranty Period “, we provide full service and support for our systems. For user questions and configuration issues, just give us call. We will resolve the problem over the phone or send our Technical Team to your Home or Business.

In the unlikely event that an installed component should malfunction and require service under a manufacturer’s warranty, we will ship the item back to manufacturers and Replace with New One.

  1. Where Should I Begin?

You do not need your home to be fully automated for you to enjoy the benefits and convenience of home automation technology. You can start small and add other features over time eg. Automated Lights

  1. Do I Have to Build a New House to Enjoy Home Automation?

Today’s home automation systems can be easily installed in existing homes because they leverage standards-based wired and wireless technology. For example, you might want to automate the lighting throughout your home. This process does not require massive amounts of rewiring, the smart lighting system is retrofitted to function with your existing house lights and multipurpose key pads are used in place of your wall switches.

New homes under construction do not require any special wiring to accommodate automation. Electricians wire the home the same as any other home. In fact, the automation systems are not installed and configured until the home is complete.

  1. Will I Need to Replace my Current Entertainment Equipment?

Automating your entertainment equipments or home theater does not require the purchase of all new components. Controllers are designed to integrate your existing audio and video devices. Even as growing technology our system can also update easily.

  1. Will Home Automation Technology Be Difficult to Understand?

You do not need to be a computer scientist to understand and use home automation to its full potential. The control mechanisms are all in the form easy-to-use keypads, touch screens, remotes, iPhones, and iPads.

  1. Will Home Automation Be More Costly to Use?

Home automation systems are designed to reduce energy consumption by giving you more control over your lighting and temperature control devices. Despite our best intentions, we waste energy by leaving lights on in unoccupied rooms and leaving the AC on   when we leave the house. Home automation can virtually eliminate this waste by activating the lights and AC only when you need them and turning things off if you forget.