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 New Age Electronics
can provide simple to use solutions when integrating technology into your home or business.

Home automation is the use of a computer or a smart phone to control basic home functions and features automatically and sometimes remotely. An automated home is sometimes called a smart home.

With new wireless technologies evolving and new Z-Wave products becoming available almost daily, Home Automation and Home Security is now very affordable for anyone. New Age Electronics can help you make you Home, Unit or Office as smart as you want.

Simple example of a smart home

With home automation it is possible to control remotely or automatically things around the home. It may be something as simple as controlling a few lights to a whole house that seamlessly connects multiple technologies such as audio visual equipment, media players, lighting control, security, intercom and air conditioning.

As lifestyle requirements change, new products can be added on anytime.

Most home automation system use radio frequency as a wireless communication tool. The Z-Wave system is the best in the world. Nine out of ten world leading companies use Z-Wave as their core system. Fibaro is the leader in this field. To find out more about the Z-Wave system please click here.

Currently, the FIBARO system is the best building automation solution available on the market.

Below is a demonstration of a Home Automation from Fibaro a Z-Wave Alliance.

 We have access to products available from Fibaro, Insteon, Vera, DHS, Vision, Milesight, Foscam and many more. Click here to see some of the range.

Home Automation for the elderly:

The form of home automation focuses on making it possible for older adults and people with disabilities to remain at home, safe and comfortable. Home automation is becoming a viable option for older adults and people with disabilities who would prefer to stay in the comfort of their homes rather than move to a healthcare facility. This field uses much of the same technology and equipment as home automation for security, entertainment and energy conservation but tailors it towards older adults and people with disabilities.

Home automation for healthcare can range from very simple alerts to lavish computer controlled network interfaces. Some of the monitoring or safety devices that can be installed in a home include lighting and motion sensors, environmental controls, video cameras, automated timers, emergency assistance systems, and alerts.

Home Automation is the best way to simplify your life and improve your at-home-comfort and security.

Without getting too technical, Home Automation includes a lot of different options. Overall, the idea is to automate activities in your home, so you don’t have do them.

Home Automation may include-

  • Lighting control
  • Heating control
  • Cooling control
  • Audio control
  • Video entertainment
  • Energy efficiency monitoring and reporting
  • Switching appliances on or off
  • Automatically securing and monitoring your home
  • Locking gates and doors
  • Controlling of blinds/curtains during different seasons

The options are simply endless and we can even advise you if you want to install a DIY system purchased from us.

Because we use low powered devices for sensors, the battery in them can last up to 3 years.

See the Home Security page for more information on combining automation with security.

What is Z-Wave?

Z-Wave is an innovative, next-generation wireless home automation technology offering advanced capabilities that make it the most flexible solution for all home automation systems. It can be used to remotely control almost every electronic device in your household from thermostats and lighting to electronic audio and video equipment. It uses simple, reliable, low-power radio waves which easily travel through walls, floors and furniture ensuring your Z-Wave network is secure and effective.

How does Z-Wave work?

The whole system is based around the central home controller, for example the Vera Edge or Fibaro controller. It monitors the states of the devices around it and sends the information to the central controller using a secure encrypted channel or to your smartphone or PC using an internet connection. It allows the user to remotely change the state of their devices. The central home controller can also be set to automatically turn devices ON/OFF when a sensor is tripped. You can also configure your Z-Wave network to send you automated notifications via SMS or email and to save pictures or footage depending on which devices become tripped in your home.                                                                                                            

Why WiFi is not suitable for Home Automation:

WiFi is another widely used system for wireless transmission in the Home. The problem with WiFi is that it has a narrow bandwidth (can't connect to many devices to it) and it's prone to interference. WiFi is already used for your Home Network with all devices like Laptops, Mobile Phones, TV's, WiFi Speakers, Printers and the likes connected to it. If you now also want to use it for your Home Automation, you will overload the system and it becomes unreliable and unsafe.

Home screen of the Fibaro Home Centre 2 controller.