Home Automation is a process of designing and integrating Home Electronic Systems to enhance one’s lifestyle encompassing Security/Automation, Communications/Networking, Audio/Video/Home Theater, Lighting Control, Conservation of Energy, Structured Wiring, and Systems Integration.
Safety in the home is a great investment and with today’s systems Homeowners can enhance their lifestyles simply by choosing the right system. The HAI line of Security Systems provide 3 levels to choose from. They enhance comfort, save energy, control lights & appliances, PC access (On-Site & Remotely), Web-Link, and many other features that make this product the best in the industry. Video distribution of video sources to include Cameras, DVD/VCR, DSS, and Cable TV.
Networking computers in the home allows Homeowners to connect multiple PC’s to shared printers, the Internet, and games. Most carry data through Cat-5e (phone lines) at 100 Megabit per second (Mbps). Most homes use a peer-to-peer network using cables and network interface card and often Windows 95-98. Home Office Modules allow for different types of high-speed services: DSL & Cable Modems.
If you are building a home today one has to decide on Music/Video throughout the house. Source all your Audio/Video components in one location and use an IR or RF Remote/Touch Panel to control what you want to listen too or watch. If you are planning on a Home Theater or Media Room one must consider the design of the room as well as the acoustics. Surround Sound was created to reproduce the special sound effects encoded into most of today’s movies and correct speaker placement is critical for the true Surround Sound Experience.
Advantages of UPB
Highly Reliable – The UPB method of communication is 100 ~ 1000 times more reliable than current X-10 technology and 10 ~100 times more reliable than CEBUS or LONWORKS powerline technologies. Reliability is defined as the percentage of transmitter/receiver pairs that correctly operate upon initial installation. The UPB test units are randomly installed in the environment typical of the target market. This market is defined as the single-family residential market in the US . This environment is defined to be the existing base of homes, without any modifications. This means that there should be no “fixing” the electrical system of the residence by adding couplers, repeaters or filtering. The first version of UPB will be over 99.9% reliable (>100 times X-10). Current X-10 is around 70%~80%.