Smart House

Smart Home: It’s about comfort, security and peace of mind


This is easily said, but for many years engineers have been developing technologies to achieve these simple goals. Connectivity, Integration & Sustainability are ever since main keywords of Home Automation.

Once it was luxury to live in a smart house, it was seen in movies and only the rich could afford it.

We, as service providers, have to be focused on these goals, not primarily on technologies and standards: Now it’s the Internet of Things that is making the big difference and global players like Google, Apple and Amazon have entered the home automation industry for good, changing the way we live in modern homes, and this is only the beginning! What ever stage we are in today, one thing is clear: in the near future, it belongs also to the middle class of modern cities!

Service Details

Building control systems are the dynamic or active part of the building that monitor, manage, and adjust the environment and performance of the building. There are a variety of control systems in buildings that support occupant comfort, a healthy environment, life safety, security, and the building’s basic infrastructure such as electric power and conveyance equipment. These control systems primarily address heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting, power, access to the building, shading, etc.

The basic control system monitors field devices and sensors that are connected to controllers or directly to a system headend. The data from the sensors and field devices are inputs to the control system. The data input is processed and compared to the rules and settings for the control system. Based on the input data, the control system will either determine the data is within an acceptable range and the system is operating properly or the data input is outside of an acceptable range triggering the control system to issue commands to change the status of the controlled device. A typical example would be the room temperature being higher or lower than the temperature setpoint. In this case the control system processes that data and commands or manages the equipment (in this case fans and dampers) to get the room temperature back to the setpoint.

  • Automate the lighting and commence your day with the sunrise by tuning into to your favorite channel and triggering lights in the bathroom, closet, and kitchen.
  • Turn the lights on automatically at sunset, set the optimum brightness levels and save energy.
  • Turn everything off and lock up with a single button by the bedside.
  • Goodbye button automatically turns off lights and arms the security system as the homeowner walks out of the door.
  • Program building shades and thermostat to automatically adjust for maximum energy efficiency based on the seasons, time of day or outside temperature.
  • Kick start your Air conditioner at home from your mobile before you leave the office.
  • Use dimmers, timers and occupancy sensors to reduce energy waste.
  • Energy usage information is displayed right on the TV.
  • ۲۴/۷ video surveillance accessible on any TV or touch screen in the house.
  • Affordable touch screens and keypads throughout help keep the home safe and secure.
  • Intercom allows the family to easily screen or greet visitors.
  • Everything turns to “off” mode when the family leaves for the day.
  • With on-screen notifications never miss the pizza delivery, even when the music is cranked during half-time.
  • Set automatic email alerts when the garage door is left open—and close it remotely.
  • Reduce sound reverberation time inside the workplace by specifying sound absorbing materials and by configuring spaces to dampen rather than magnify sound reverberation.
  • Provide sound masking if necessary.
  • Limit transmission of noise from outside the workplace by designing high sound transmission class (STC) walls between work areas and high noise areas inside and outside the building.
  • Minimize background noise from the building’s HVAC system and other equipment.
  • Provide opportunities for privacy and concentration when needed in open plan offices.
  • Enclose or separate group activity spaces from work areas where concentration is important.
  • At a minimum, comply with American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 55 Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy.
  • Incorporate natural ventilation, if appropriate to the location, and consider adjusting the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 55 to account for the impact.
  • Analyze room configurations and HVAC distribution layouts to ensure all parts of a room are receiving adequate ventilation, especially spaces where teams or groups meet. Consider providing individual environmental controls in these rooms.
  • Analyze placement, configuration, and type of windows and skylights and provide adequate, controllable shading to avoid “hot spots” caused by direct sunlight.
  • Consider providing a temperature and humidity monitoring system to ensure optimal thermal comfort performance.
  • Evaluate the use of access floors with displacement ventilation for flexibility, personal comfort control, and energy savings.
  • Provide individual air and temperature controls at each workstation.
  • Utilize CO2 sensors to assess the air quality of spaces to adjust ventilation.
  • Adapt furnishings to the work to be done, not the other way around.
  • Specify furnishings that support good posture, body mechanics, and work techniques for the tasks to be accomplished (e.g. ergonomically designed chairs and keyboards).
  • Provide workstations that allow users to adjust seating, computer equipment placement, light levels, work surface heights, workspace layout, and ventilation.
  • Install glass panels in workstation walls to provide access to daylight and views.
  • Design furniture configurations that allow workers variable views for visual relief.
  • For telecommuting workers, the sponsoring organization should assure that the home office is comfortable, ergonomic, and has the necessary technological tools.

Application

Smart building control can apply to a variety of buildings, spaces and building systems. Building use can range from a modest residential building to large campuses of corporate or institutional buildings. The functional objectives of the smart controls are the same; monitoring and managing the building’s environment. Smaller buildings may have pre-packaged controls, such as a home automation system. Larger buildings will have a building management system as well as other specialty control systems such as lighting control or power management. Campuses of buildings are likely to have multiple building management systems as well as specialty systems related to building use (healthcare, education, etc.).