Home Improvement Through Home Automation
Often the newest technologies are associated with younger people that constantly keep up with the new and exciting trends, however in some cases – technology takes steps forwards that benefit a lot more people than just the techies. With the new developments in home automation, there is now a technology that benefits elderly people that may be becoming less mobile around their homes, home automation allows those that may not be able to quickly run around their home and turn the lights off, to do just that using automation lighting, heating, supplies and more.
Heating is important, each and every house has it because we all need somewhere warm to live in and take shelter in at night – especially in the winter months. In a lot of homes the heating’s controls are difficult to reach and often in awkward and out of the way places, they can be in heating cupboards or at the bottom of radiators. This doesn’t sound like it would be a huge problem for most, and it wouldn’t be – however for elderly people if they want to change some of the settings it is always possible that they might not be able to reach somewhere to alter the mechanisms. On the other hand, these controls can often be confusing to work and end up you heating the house too much or too little, with home automation controls it allows you to do all of this without the difficulty of reaching the controls in radiator cupboards etc. On top of this it benefits those that may not understand how to change the heating in their house, home automation controllers help to simplify these device.
Another thing that home automation allows you to control is the lighting and the power to plug sockets, as you become elderly you may not be able to reach either of these with particular ease. Due to light switches usually being around 5 foot high from the ground, if you were to be wheelchair bound you may find it difficult to reach them. Plug sockets, again, are not always in the most accessible place for anyone who may not have the manoeuvrability of their youth, due to being so close to the ground some people might struggle to turn them on or off. These issues are both easily controlled with a home automation system, the home automation controller that you would have will allow you control over plug sockets and automated lights, meaning they become easily accessible for anyone who would otherwise find these tasks difficult.
More modern technology comes in the shape of cleaning robots. Until recently we have always had to clean our own floors and our own carpets. However now someone has made use of technologies newly available – creating a cleaning robot. Yes, it really is as good as it sounds. You place your own cleaning robot on the floor and it makes its way around the room cleaning the carpet for you, saving you the job of hovering. This is beneficial for those who might struggle to manoeuvre the hoover around their home, saving any possible accidents from occurring.
Night time is always the time you check the doors before going to bed, in some situations where you have forgotten to do this before getting in to bed it can be frustrating. Having to get out of bed and find your way around your house in the dark is never fun – for those who are elderly it can be made even more difficult and scary if you are alone. Some of the common problems as you age are your eye sight worsening, as well as your mobility becoming worse, so as elderly people that suffer from such things will be pleased to know that there are new auto-lock systems that allow you to lock your doors remotely. Saving you the risk and trouble of getting up at night to check the doors, it also offers you peace of mind to know you are safe at night before you go to sleep.
If you would like to find out more about on how you can use home automation lights, heating, dimmers, power switches, home controllers and the LightwaveRF then visit Alarm Traders Direct who’s website of full of home automation product which might be able to help you.