12V linear actuators have become pivotal in making devices for home automation. 12V linear actuators coupled with other technological tools like the Internet have revolutionized modern homes to provide high-end security and luxurious lifestyles. Homeowners rely on the home automation systems to carry out tasks like air conditioning or even finding out what is missing in the refrigerator remotely. With the advent of smartphones, Home Automation System designers and manufacturers have further enabled the communication between the HAS (Home Automation System) and the owner through highly interactive applications tailored to carry out some functions within a house. Since smartphones have high inbuilt communication technology like Bluetooth, LTE, Wi-Fi, 2G, and 3G capabilities, they become the optimal choice of control tool for the home automation systems. The wide range of communication capabilities allows users to control the home automation systems remotely over the Internet giving them maximum flexibility via a smart handheld device. Applications developers come up with intuitive designs with diverse capabilities for their apps which allow the users to have maximum interactivity with the Home Automation System and 12v linear actuators.
Some of the best applications that aid in home automation are available on Play store for android smartphones and Apple Store for iPhones. Savant Systems which is available for IOS devices is designed to control temperatures of a building using a thermostat and TrueControl app that allows the application to work remotely. The user can create schedules for heating and cooling the house on the application and can work remotely using the Internet. Vivint app which is available for both Android and IOS devices majors on security allowing the user to control doors and security cameras. The devices are controlled connected by Wi-Fi and incorporate other security features like motion sensors.
Rachio app focuses on the lawn watering and allows the user to control water used by sprinklers. The app comes in handy when the home is located in drier areas and water is scarce. The app is customizable to the garden needs of the owner. Nest Product application which is intelligent than conventional smoke detection systems allows the user to clearly distinguish harmless smoke from a kitchen mishap and lurking danger. Nest product app can communicate remotely with smartphones to inform the owner of impending danger. Belkino Wemo light allows the user to replace traditional lighting system with modern lighting system controlled from a smartphone. The app allows the user to manage the lighting of the home without walking to switches and adjusting the amount of light entering the building. The application uses Wi-Fi connection to the lighting system and is available for Android and IOS devices.
Control 4 seems to be the ultimate home automation application with a wider range of capabilities than the aforementioned apps. Its capabilities range from in-house temperature management to lighting and security whilst allowing the owner to customize the systems to his/her preferences. It also has entertainment capabilities that allow the user to play music through a dedicated app. It is available on Playstore and Apple store though it is relatively expensive compared to the above-mentioned apps.
Concisely, home automation has become a must have feature in modern homes and has spurred technological advancement in the area. With the advent of IOT (Internet of Things) becoming the future of technology smarter applications and devices will enter the market and be integrated with the existing technological framework to provide ultimate home automation software and appliances.