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Domotics never goes on holiday

Thanks to new technological solutions you can connect lights, raise blinds and even answer with your own voice when someone rings the entryphone. An intelligent house must be a safe house. Domotics offers guaranteed comfort and at the same time the physical integrity of its inhabitants and the protection of its property. The house of the future is already here. In order to prevent these type of burglaries, Millennium Technologies, a Spanish company, leader in the integration of technology in housing and specialising in solutions that enable unification and simplification of the handling of all the electronic devices of our home, has just published the Guía de Seguridad para el Verano (the Security Guide for the Summer).

This guide offers simple domotic and user friendly advice in order to protect your home in the best way possible. It recommends using a presence simulator based on a temporiser, which only costs 135€. This device is capable of activating certain lights, the radio or television at different times of the day, so as to give the impression there is someone in the house.

Besides, the new remote entryphones can divert a call to a fixed or mobile phone, so that when the user is on holiday, the person calling the entryphone will hear your voice as if you were at home. Anothe security product that has caught on in a big way are burglar alarms. Now they are not only used to detect the presence of an intruder in the house, but they also include domotic control panels with which you can control, for example, the washing machine, heating, air conditioning or lights from your mobile or the Internet.

 

The era of the Connected House

The Connected House is made up of an internal network, with external communication, which interconnects all the electrical and electronic devices of the house. Security, audio-visual equipment, electrical appliances, lighting, automatic blinds, computers, all interconnect sharing information and acting together in programmed schedules. The centre of this network is the home gateway, which has specific communication devices for all these home systems as well as the administration programme for the house. At the same time, the gateway has external connection via the conventional telephone line and broadband –ADSL, cable, etc.- in order to use remote control and obtain and share contents with the Internet.

Therefore, with different types of screens such as the television, a PDA, a Webpad, or a computer, and by means of easy to understand menus, we can know about the state of our house and change it at our whim. For example, we can turn off the light in the hall, activate the alarm on going to bed or deactivate it when we wake up. We can look at the family photo album or a film on the Internet on any television, open or close blinds, turn on the washing machine, watch the camera in the children’s room on any television, turn off the water in the bath, an endless range of possibilities that never stop growing.

Moreover, its external communication enables us to do this with the same ease from the office or from wherever we are on holidays, if we have easy access to the Internet or a mobile phone.

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