What is Home & Office Automation?
For some it may be something as simple as remote or automatic control of a few lights. For others, security may be the central application. Still others may choose to install advanced controllers or use voice recognition. Generally, we tend to refer to home automation as anything that gives you remote or automatic control of things around the home.
Adding automation to an existing business is surprisingly affordable and simple. Our average product costs less than $40 and requires no new wires! We at Megawire think that automation should be what you want it to be. Whatever your “MVP” automation project might be, we’re confident that using it will make life around the business more convenient, and safe!
What Can I Control?
Probably the most popular control category and a great way to get involved with business automation. Starter kits begin around $10 and are plug-and-play/easy to install. Dim fixtures you could never dim before; control them from anywhere in the office (or even the world via the internet).
Security Systems & Access Control
Have your business call you if there is an alert status. You can save money on security monitoring services or even monitor for non-traditional security events like water in the basement. Additionally, Smarthome products include devices that allow you to unlock the office door to let employees in.
Remote control thermostats allow you to adjust the temperature from anywhere using a cell phone while on your way home. They can even trigger a notice to you if the temperature gets too low or too high.
Business automation can be accomplished using various types of connectivity. What’s great is that many of today’s business automation products need no new wires, so they are perfect to retrofit into an existing business. If you are building new, or doing a major remodel, please consider adding networking, audio, video and control wiring while it is easy and relatively inexpensive. Later on, you’ll be happy you did.