What are the characteristics that make a domotic home?

Living in a domotic home means living in a comfortable and efficient home. Thanks to technology it has been possible to create smart and sustainable environments, which know how to reconcile hectic everyday life with the need to make the future greener. The merit is not all of the technology, but also of engineering and architecture, the efficiency of a domotic home is not given only by the electrical systems, it should not be forgotten that the choice of materials and the solutions adopted in the living space have the their weight. 

But what makes a home automated? Let's see together what the peculiar characteristics are, but first let's understand what home automation is.

Home automation, the science that improves life

Home automation generally refers to a set of technological systems that allow you to digitally manage functions and appliances installed inside the home. Thanks to this prodigy of science it is possible to perform some simple commands such as:

  • adjust the house lights;
  • open and close shutters, doors and garages;
  • regulate the temperature inside the house;
  • manage alarm and irrigation systems.

Whether you are in the next room or on the other side of the globe, monitoring your home in real time will no longer be a problem, just use your smartphone and everything will be remote click-through. We can therefore say that home automation is the result of the union of technology and applied sciences, the purpose of which is to make an improvement in terms of quality of life and comfort by automating even the simplest functions.  

How to make your home automated

What would have been possible only in a science fiction film a couple of decades ago has now become a reality, but how is it possible? How do you transform an ordinary home into a technological advance? Well, there are certain modifications that must be made to the systems by professionals in the sector. The intervention will ensure that they are adapted to the new control units connected to the central unit, from where it will be possible to manage and program everything that will happen inside the house. 

These interventions may involve an initial investment that is not negligible, but it is an expense that will undoubtedly be amortized over time, both because the value of the property will increase and because having a domotic home means savings in terms of energy consumption annual. You can learn more about this topic in our article on advantages of an automated home for energy saving.

What is the difference between a domotic home and a smart home?

If at the moment we are not yet ready to face such a radical change, it is possible to start with small steps by making the smart home. What is meant by smart home? 

Many devices are available on the market that can be installed inside the home, which, although not on a par with a home automation system, allow for an improvement in terms of consumption and quality of life. We can therefore say that a domotic home is a home equipped with centralized and automated systems that can be managed remotely from a tablet or smartphone, as well as from the settings set in the home control unit. A smart home, on the other hand, is a home in which devices have been installed that allow you to adjust certain functions inside the home.

How can you make your home smart?

In recent years, devices with integrated remote connection have been introduced on the market which allow you to manage certain functions inside the home from smartphones, just as happens with home automation systems. We can decide to adopt smart light bulbs both inside the house and in the garden with an adjustable switch, wifi thermostats remotely with which it is possible to turn the heating on and off, video surveillance cameras, smart locks and sensors that detect both intruders and gas leaks. In short, not having a fully automated home does not mean not being able to enjoy the benefits of smart devices which, without a doubt, will have a positive impact on one's life.