The last year has seen the strengthening of a popular trend within this concept: Smart Houses or Smart Homes Technologies associated with Automation and Robotics join architecture to offer us solutions that increase comfort within our homes, through ‘’Domotics”.
Domotics is the encounter of information technology and electronics that make a home become “smart”. It is the tool that enables us to control systems, devices, and automations with the aim of increasing the comfort and living quality of the domestic space, saving energy and money on bills and protecting the environment.
The word domotic (from the Latin word “domus”, house), is now part of the vocabulary used in modern architecture. Domotics is an integrated system for homes that provides the final user with modern comfort and a standard of security that cannot be achieved by the adoption of traditional systems or partial automations.
Every house has specific daily routine processes and needs. We have to concentrate on repetitive habits or similar situations that may be easily automatized. Turning the lights on to illuminate dark corridors and turning them off when no one is around and simply turning the lights on and off even when there is nobody at home are two basic examples. It may also mean automatically turning down the air conditioning/heating systems according to the external temperature, controlling cameras and security cameras and devices, etc.
Domotics, is an integrated system for homes that provides their residents with new comfort and a standard of security that cannot be achieved by the adoption of traditional systems or partial automations.