What Are the Most Common Control Types of Home Automation?

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If you are thinking about fully automating your home, or even just a few key elements, but are unsure about what are the most common control types in home automation, then you have come to the right place. 


At its most basic level, home automation consists of three main elements: a smart device, a hub, and a connected application. Some home automation systems use all three of the above, while others are able to work as just a single device and an app or hands-free hub.


Let's take a closer look at how you can control home automation in your home. Plus, a sneaky peek at the latest home automation devices that are guaranteed to transform your home life. 


Smart Hubs

Think of the hub as the command center of your home's smart system. The element that connects your individual smart devices, such as an automated door access system or automatic thermostat and allows them to help one another. 


It is worth noting that some smart systems have hubs that only work with devices that come from the same manufacturer, such as the Amazon Echo, so it is always worth double checking this before investing in the extra devices.


Mobile Apps

Connected mobile apps allow you to control and monitor your smart devices from anywhere in the world. For example, if you have an automatic sliding door that you wish to open remotely, all you would need to do is download the system's companion app and pair it with your hub. You could then control your automatic door opener wherever you are. 


Smart Devices

When it comes to smart devices for your home, there are many types of automated systems and controls for you to choose from. These include:


1) Automated Appliance Control

A great way to reduce the amount of electricity you use; automated appliance control systems help you manage your smartphone appliances. 


Key components of appliance control systems include smart outlets, smart switches, and smart plugs, just make sure that they are compatible with the central hub system that you are using. 


2) Automated Door & Gate Access System 

Offering enhanced security, automated door and gate access systems are becoming increasingly popular in homes all across the United States. With the ability to deter intruders and offer peace of mind, key components include automatic sliding door sensors and automated locks. 


3) Automated Irrigation Control Systems 

Although you may be thinking predominantly about your home's interior, you can also use home automation to facilitate the upkeep of its exterior. 


Key components include smart irrigation devices such as smart sprinklers and devices that monitor pipe leakages. 


4) Automated Blind Systems

If you enjoy an optimal temperature in your home at all times and enjoy lower energy bills, then this is the control system for you. Designed to help you manage your home's indoor temperature, automated blind systems work with several key components, including your smart thermostats and climate control systems.