Since the market is flooded with home automation systems and device manufacturers, it is difficult to make a choice that suits your needs and also available at a reasonable rate. Below are the types of home automation system.
1. Individual Control devices - These devices were introduced in the market during the early years. Unlike the central control system, there is an independent control for each of the devices like AC, heater, etc. These devices are user friendly and very handy.
2. Distributed Control Systems – The important characteristic of this type of systems is emergency shut-down. These devices also include features such as hardware and software components launched by SCADA for better automatic control over the devices reducing the interaction with human. This helps you to alter the control parameters.
3. Centrally Controlled Systems – These systems are programmed via computers in order to handle all kinds of functions on appliances like heaters, AC’s, doors, refrigerators, windows, cooking systems, etc. Despite you are at home or outside. Via telephone or internet, you can be connected to control system from office. In case things over the control parameters are forgotten, one can still be safe and timely on these controls with the help of computerized control.