Software development for automated, eco-friendly and safe home
The concept of Smart Home is becoming a trend with more appliances and sensors getting connected into a single house infrastructure. The aim is to make our living more convenient, secure and carefree by embracing hardware and software advancements.
Connect. Control. Monitor
Main features of Home Automation Software:
Voice Control In the past, a home automation app and touch-screen devices were used to manage a smart home system. Now home control is possible using voice commands. The technology is constantly developing, as AI systems controlled by speech learn on their own and become more and more precise. Due to continuous context analysis, they understand better what the user says. Thus, a smart loudspeaker performs tasks increasingly reliable.
Intelligent Control In order to simplify management of complex situations, smart home systems include so-called situation models. Thereby, a case is connected to one or several devices using a particular rule. As an example, if it starts raining, the system retracts awning. For a TV night, several applications can be activated at the same time at a touch of a fingertip: the lighting atmosphere is changed, roller shutters are lowered, and the TV set is started.
Burglary prevention With remote access, you can keep an eye on your home even when you're away on holiday. The newest generation of smart home applications goes one step further. When it gets dark outside, the smart home system switches lamps on and off, raises and lowers the shutters, plays sounds from loudspeakers (e.g. dogs barking), etc.
Remote health monitoring More and more older people wish to stay independent as long as possible. The home automation technology provides seniors and their family members with a necessary support. Motion sensors, door and window contacts allow family members, friends and nursing service to timely detect emergencies, e.g. in case the person has fallen, so the care staff can react quickly.
Components of a Smart Home System
Intelligent control Sensors to monitor, control and report the status of the home environment, and a control agent which acts on the information provided by the sensors.
Server portal Software that controls common appliances found at a home, schedules tasks, supports several different interfaces to the outside world, suchas Zigbee, Z-Wavw, etc.
Home automation Electrical/electronic devices, interact and modify the environment by accomplishing specialized tasks.
Internal network Powerline, Busline, and Wireless system.
Smart home automation
DMX, DALI hardware, touch panels manipulation, manageable plugs, etc.
Automated temperature adjusting of warm floors, radiators, etc.
Air conditioning & ventilation
integration with different vendors using Modbus, RS 485, KNX Gateways, IR transmitters, Daikin, Mitsubishi, etc.
integration of home space into the common automation shell (TVs, Audio, etc.)
Solar energy systems
Power consumption, power output, etc.
Remote control over lockers and signaling
Cameras & live video monitoring
Check who is currently home, access live stream and past events, keep an eye on your home while you are away from it
Personal safety systems
Emergency buttons, smoke and CO detectors, kid-proof electronics
Know your visitors, if necessary open the doors to friends, family or maintenance personnel
Benefits of Automated Home Systems
Enhanced comfort Smart home systems let you easily adjust the comfortable temperature at home directly from your smart phone, e.g. whilst driving from the office. Just at a touch of a fingertip, you can close roller shutters, control heaters and air conditioners, switch lights and other home appliances on/off wherever you currently are.
Energy saving Smart home solutions allow you reducing energy consumption by powering off home devices not being used. Moreover, smart home apps provide individualized hints on how you can manage your energy more efficiently. Concurrently, they let you customize your home to your personal needs and lifestyle. Hence, just a simple app enables energy saving.
Greater safety Smart home applications provide significant security benefits. Safety devices preventing burglary and unauthorised access or opening have already become a standard in smart home equipment. Wireless motion detectors and water leak sensors integrated into a home control system allows you recognizing potential dangers or accidents.
Increased convenience Smart home automation gives you the entire control over your home just at a touch. You don’t have to trust your neighbors to feed the plants or deliver mail during your absence. Using a smart home mobile app allows locking and unlocking doors remotely, so the need for a physical set of keys is eliminated. At your command, you can easily check your household chores are being performed, so you stay in control of your house anytime, anywhere.
what you get
Qulix main expertise areas
Easy-to-use and customizable interface of Smart Home app
Technology consulting, advisory on choice of tools and approaches
Building solid and scalable application architecture (client and server side)
Ensuring security and proper rights segregation
Control and operation of Smart Home via smartphone application
Support and re-design of existing products for home automation