Home automation and control technology is being used to change lives.
In a recent case study by Crestron we see how an automated control system is seamless integrated into the home of Harry Potter stuntman David Holmes. We get a clear understanding of how Crestron simply allows David the freedom to live independently, with added comfort, convenience and with increased quality of lifestyle.
In this video David invites us to join him in a guided tour of his stunning Essex property.and explains first-hand how his Crestron integrated control system allows him to live better.
At LUXAVO we have recently seen an increase in the demand for smart home technology from clients who may have a physical or intellectual disability. For example, in the last number of weeks we received an enquiry from an electrical contractor in Newry, Co. Down regarding a client of theirs who had been left in a wheelchair, as a result of a car accident.
This client had been left with very little mobility and needed to be able to control many of the features around the home, features that a person with full mobility may take for granted, such as alarming/ disarming the alarm, opening and closing of all entry points to the home, opening all internal doors, as well as the garage door.
This client also needed to be able to open and close all windows and blinds and to have full control of the lighting throughout the home from a smart phone or from a tablet.
All of these simple centralised controls mean that the normal day to day functions, that we all take for granted, are made so much easier for a person who has a disability.
We also recently had an enquiry from a gentleman who was helping his parents, both retired people in their late sixties, to build their new home. He wanted to explore smart home technology and how it might benefit his parents in the immediate and in the long term. How might a Smart Control System help them in their day to day lives without confusing them, as they are not, as he described, “very technology savvy”.
With one-touch control you can have pre-defined scenes, a “Morning” setting – the lights dim to your preferred setting, curtains open, the alarm is disarmed, your favourite radio show comes on, the water is hot for your morning shower, you can even integrate it with smart appliances to have a pot of coffee ready when you arrive into the kitchen!
Hit the “Night-time” setting – doors and windows are automatically locked throughout the home, the alarm is armed, your TV switches off, lights dim to guide you to your bedroom. The conveniences are endless.
An integrated control system can even allow your family to keep an eye on you from a distance, giving you the chance to live independently for as long as is possible. Checking your CCTV cameras remotely, make sure you are safe, warm and comfortable at all times.
A Smart Control System has a simple user interface, usually in the form of a single remote control, a wall mounted control pad, a smartphone or tablet, which will allow the user to control their lighting, heating, central audio, home cinema, blinds, curtains and security.
Technology, like it or not, has come to define the society in which we live and is woven into the fabric of our day to day living. Smart home technology can give power to people with disabilities, young and old, and thereby increasing their quality of life and independence.
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