In the second sequel of the series of posts on domotics, prepared by The Centre for Architecture Belgrade in cooperation with Cubo Control company from Belgrade, we further investigate the advantages of application of contemporary automated systems in your home. If you missed some of the previous posts, you may find them here.
This is the first text in the second series of posts on domotics, published by The Centre for Architecture Belgrade in cooperation with Cubo Control company from Belgrade. In the coming weeks, we will be dealing with topics such as heating and climatization, lighting and shading, audio systems, access control, energy savings. If you missed some of the previous posts, read them here.
Why Couldn’t an Electrician Do It?The architects and contractors most commonly look for electricians when they consider installing a domotic system. However, a vast majority of electricians just isn’t able to design, integrate or program intelligent home automation systems.
The essential difference between a traditional electrical installation and a domotic system lies, above all, in the degree of integration. It is possible to achieve certain functionality even with the traditional systems, but solely using separate components, without any true integration. The coordination of such subsystems usually implies unacceptable costs, but also a low level of efficiency, as well as safety and comfort.
What is domotics? It is very hard to define an area which is developing and changing so fast as domotics. Like for some other similarly dynamic fields (IT and others), the available information is often incomplete, not up-to-date or completely wrong. The additional problem is the absence of a uniform standard, together with the need to present it to the client, who is, by definition, focused entirely on costs, neglecting almost completely the technical aspects, such as communications protocol and others.
Is it time for the house to finally become a machine? Contemporary home is filled with various electronic devices, that pile-up in time and become more and more important in our lives, taking over more and more functions. Ergo, they become smart. This does not apply only to the devices usually considered smart - from computers to telephones, but also to those that exist in our home for a long time already - you probably don't know what your new TV can do.