Application Focus: Home, Industrial & Building Automation
Automation is designed to make life easier which is why so many companies are creating product portfolios to do just that.
In recent years many of these companies have begun to adopt wireless standards like Wi-Fi as the basis of their wireless connected product strategy. As a result, the automation and control market is growing exponentially.
Building automation allows systems to monitor building environments and to make intelligent decisions about how energy resources are used. HVAC systems can automatically be shut down during certain hours of the day or lights can be dimmed in vacant offices with the advantage of a reduction in energy consumption. Human interaction with automation systems is also on the rise, with the widespread use of smartphones that can send or receive email or SMS to adjust settings such as temperature. Phones can also be used to receive security alerts, in many cases sent directly from sensors themselves, to provide instant notification of unauthorised activity.