Video, audio and hobbies. Home automation and smart entertainment

The possibilities of use related to home automation are many and extremely varied; it ranges from guaranteeing an excellent degree of safety for homes, passing through the quota of waste, thanks to the smart management of lighting systems, water and gas. And between regulation of flows and disbursements, surveillance and security systems - the real core business of the sector - there is ample space for a series of devices related to entertainment.

Let's talk, in particular, of audio and video systems that make home automation their distinctive feature, but also of devices related to hobby, related to fields such as cooking and gardening. Everybody, clearly, remotely adjustable and manageable in an integrated way regardless of the positioning of the devices themselves.

AUDIO systems in multiroom perspective

A multiroom audio system has the main advantage of being able to control the sound by broadcasting it to multiple rooms simultaneously. The sound signal diffusion can be extended to all domestic environments independently, thanks to the centralized audio sources distributed in the various rooms. This means that you can listen to the music you prefer, managing the volume and equalization, based on the needs of individual home members who will be able to customize their listening choices.

At the same time, the home automation audio system allows a deep control of the music quality. Thanks to the smart controls you can manage various technical aspects of the sound of the selected track, starting from the equalization and tone adjustments, passing through the control of the reverb effect, landing, ideally, to the adjustment of the resonance cut and the filter.

The control tools, clearly, operate on the basis of a digital interface accessible by all the inhabitants of the house who can, for convenience, create behavioral scenarios to be recalled quickly at the most appropriate time of the day.

home automation entertainment with multi-source VIDEO systems

Similarly to what happens with audio systems, even in the case of video systems, all devices distributed in the home can be managed at the same time, in a centralized and customizable way. A smart video entertainment system allows you to control all TVs and home devices, making sure that the most disparate programs are displayed on the various devices and controlled via smartphone, in terms of transmission, volumes and customizations.

The video system, thanks to an independent zone system, it is defined by a plurality of sources distributed in the various rooms of the house, that allow video use through Blu-Ray, Sky, Netflix, Internet, streaming services, the classic digital libraries and so on.

Two interesting possibilities in this scenario are related to the integration of the system with the video surveillance system, to view the performance of the cameras on each desired device. Moreover, you can head towards the creation of a real "scenario-cinema", integrating the video system with the lighting system, for adjusting blinds and shutters, to define the most pleasant atmosphere for the user.

Home automation perspectives in the KITCHEN

The kitchen is undoubtedly one of the most popular domestic activities for a multitude of users. Among the most versatile home automation devices we find smart speakers, source of recipes, shopping lists, but also useful information and entertainment in the kitchen. Elements with a more substantial role, the oven, the fridge, the hob and the hood, they can be rethought in the name of home automation. The smart oven, for example, can download the cooking information of any recipe available online, memorizing them and putting them into being.

On the other hand, a smart refrigerator can allow you to know the foods it contains even remotely, thanks to the internal cameras. This avoids the continuous opening and closing of the door, saving energy to the system e, by extension, it can be handy if you are in the supermarket and are in doubt about the shopping list. In support of this overview, with a home automation hob it is possible to control not only the power of the hot plates, but also remote shutdown, also affecting energy savings. In this context, the intelligent extractor hoods are activated autonomously, managing the air suction power and reporting the wear of the filters themselves.

The home automation MARKET

As reported by the research conducted by the Internet of Things Observatory of the School of Management of the Politecnico di Milano, the home automation market has withstood the critical issues deriving from the pandemic without particular difficulties.

Among the Mediterranean countries, Italy and Spain reached a balance of respectively 505 million and 420 million euros at the end of 2020. The closing of the French market, instead, presented a growth of 3% for a value of 1,1 billion. Germany and the UK maintained strong growth, in line with the trend of the previous two years, with a respective increase of 16% he was born in 10%.

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