Home automation applied to homes and buildings

Home automation applied to homes and buildings

Automation has come to homes and buildings to stay. In this note we explain what home automation is and what it is for.

What is home automation

Home automation is a set of technologies applied to the control and intelligent automation of our home, which allows us to carry out a more efficient management of the use and energy used, it also provides us with greater security and last but not least, much more comfort in everyday life. In addition to a perfect communication between the user and the system.

Thanks to some sensors and inputs, a home automation system, captures information and processes it, to be able to issue specific orders to achieve better management of our home and our day to day.

home automationIt helps us and gives us a perfect solution for the life we ​​are currently living, making interaction with the home easier, making it more human, more personal and more functional and flexible.

At what point is home automation?

Home automation has evolved a lot in recent years, and currently offers a much more consolidated offer and with many more options. Today, home automation provides us with solutions for any type of home, and there are currently many more features for less money and it is already integrated with almost any device, be it a mobile device or a voice assistant.

In short, it contributes to increasing the quality of life, we can change the environmental conditions by creating different predefined scenes, making the home much more functional, and being able to further unite domestic and professional life under the same roof.

What does home automation provide?

In a few words, it gives us a better quality of life, below I explain in more detail what it gives us:

  • It gives us greater energy savings: you can intelligently manage lighting, air conditioning, hot water, electrical appliances, etc. making better use of natural resources, using, for example, hourly rates that have a lower cost or if you have one of those rates where you do not pay anything for an hour, take advantage of it, in this way we will also reduce the electricity and gas bill. And by monitoring consumption, we can obtain information to modify our habits and further increase savings and efficiency.
  • Promotes greater accessibility: it makes it easier for all people, whether they have a disability or not, to access all the functions of the home in an accessible way, in addition to being able to offer tele-assistance services to those who need it.
  • Provides security, thanks to all available devices, we can automatically monitor people, animals or goods and we can even be notified of incidents or breakdowns in our home. We can do all of this through intrusion controls, automatic door closing, simulation of presence inside the home, personal alarms or through technical alarms that allow us to detect gas leaks, floods, power failures, etc.
  • Turn our home into a more comfortable home through device management. Home automation allows us to open, close, turn off, turn on, regulate… any type of appliance, air conditioning, ventilation and natural or artificial lighting and many more devices that we can have in our home.
  • It gives us greater communication between our home and us. Thanks to the fact that we have a fully connected home, from our mobile, tablet or computer, we can receive notifications, control what is happening in our home through surveillance cameras, or change any type of programming that we want at the moment that we want from anywhere in the world. Since home automation is fully integrated with the internet and in this way we can control absolutely everything from anywhere.

What options do I have to convert my house into home automation?

We currently have many different types of smart devices to make our home as automated as possible, here is a list of a few types of smart devices:

  • Smart vacuum cleaners
  • Smart locks
  • Smart plugs
  • Smart thermostats
  • Smart relays
  • Smart light bulbs
  • Smart switches
  • Wi-Fi video intercoms
  • Smart speakers
  • Surveillance cameras
  • Smart air purifiers
  • Smart lawn mowing robots • Smart

smoke detectors

Other functionalities and examples of home automation include the following:

  • Lighting control
  • Intrusion alarms • Climate


  • Control of blinds and awnings
  • Distribution of video images captured by cameras
  • Transmission of voice and data with local networks
  • Opening and closing of doors and windows
  • Irrigation of the garden
  • Turning on and off electrical appliances
  • Water and gas supply
  • Simulation of presence as a security tool
  • Access to different information such as books, newspapers or weather information
  • Generation of programs prepared for hours when one is not at home, even for days

Functionalities and advantages of home automation

There are more and more smart houses, those who live in them enjoy the following comforts.

The different home automation applications aim to improve the quality of life of users and can be grouped into different categories:

  • Energy efficiency : home automation control of a home allows monitoring and optimization of global energy consumption through efficient management.
  • Comfort : the possibility of controlling different household tasks remotely and even programming them automatically through the home automation system makes the stay more comfortable.
  • Security : the sensors of the different objects connected to the home automation system allow remote monitoring of the home and programming of responses to possible interference in the security system.
  • Accessibility:home automation seeks to make it possible for anyone, regardless of their degree of ability, to make use of the elements of the home.
  • Communication : it is the basis of any home automation system, since it allows the connection between the user and the different connected devices and enables remote control of the home automation system.

Although home automation is still under development, at DeCero we know the latest technology applicable to your needs and we keep up to date with the latest developments. Contact us and we will show you what home automation can do for you.