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the next step in home improvement

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Why is home automation such a big industry? 2. How is it accomplished? 3. Where is it going?
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Green building Potential problems

4.

Finally, a reminder, WHY it is soooo cool


Innovative ideas

WHY?

The

3 Cs:
Accessibility from anywhere with internet connection Laziness factor Nikola Tesla 1898 first patented remote control
First used for military

Convenience

Control
Manage anything that is hooked up alarms, etc. Efficient use of systems radiant heat example

Cool
Pride factor

Common 2009 Uses:


HVAC
Temperature and humidity control

Lighting
Mood lighting Whole home control

Audio/Video
Whole home entertainment systems One location for hardware

Intercom Systems

HOW ?

STRUCTURED WIRING

GOOD

NOT SO GOOD

Wiring Options
Technology Transmission Medium Speed (seconds) Max Distance to Device 100m Ethernet Unshielded twisted pair 10 MB-1GB Optical Fiber Wi-Fi FireWire Radio Frequency Unshielded twisted pair/optical fiber 1GB-10GB 11MB-248MB 400MB-3.2GB 2km-15km 30m-100m 4.5m-70m

Bluetooth HomePlug ITU

Radio Frequency Electrical Wiring Electrical wiring/telephone line/coax Twisted pair Infrared

1MB-10MB 14MB-200MB Up to 1GB

10m-100m 200m n/a

USB IRDA

12MB-480MB 9600B-4MB

5m 2m

SMURF TUBING Yes, SMURF

COST = 100 for about $45.00

Structured Media Panel

Hardware Rack

RF (Radio Frequency) Systems

Primary Use?
Remodel

Problems?
Interference Slower Jacobson example

Major Home Automation Companies:


Crestron
http://www.crestron.com

Conrol 4
http://www.control4.com

AMX
http://www.amx.com

Savant (mac-based)
http://www.savantav.com

CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association


CEDIA Expo 2009 held in Atlanta, GA in September Displays all the newest technology in home automation

Where is Home Automation going?

Green Building and Safe Building


HVAC Control Electricity consumption management


Lighting control Regulated according to ambient light

Security
Connections to cameras,

alarms
Example: Flashing all lights

if alarm goes off. Flood warning

Natural Light
Shades/Curtain control

PROBLEMS!!

Potential over-reliance on computers!!


Prone to

hacking/meltdowns/glitches Unnecessary perks may cause problems with necessary home functions

Deadbolt Control

I-phone Apps/Controller

Control TV, Garage Door, anything you want!!

BIOMETRICS

Vacant Home Capabilities:


Feed and watch pets Water plants


Interior and Exterior

Presence Simulation
Lighting, TV, anything

pre-programmed schedule

Water Management

Programmed bath cycles

Bathomatic DEMO

Sensor Faucet

Automated Toilets!

Features:

The toilet has an SD card, pre-loaded with Bach, Chopin and Mendelsohn. Once you show up to take care of business, a sensor activates the tunes, either to relax you or to prevent houseguests in your thin-walled Japanese apartment from hearing anything other than Bach, Chopin or Mendelsohn. Another sensor figures out whether you're going to need the seat up or down (crikey, would love to know how this one works) and motorizes it into the appropriate position. After you leave, it automatically places the seat in the down position if it was up, preventing countless marital spats. A nightlight in the bowl helps guide you during those 2am emergencies

Automated Cabinets

http://www.anvilmotion.com/

Special Addition for Bro. Newitt!!

One small step for man, one huge step for mankind.