Do It Yourself
Mind in the house – not a luxury when the security, improve comfort and cost housing is becoming more relevant to the middle class, including Russia. Such elements are the "smart home" as a system against unauthorized intrusion, fire, water leakage and Gas starting to be seen not as an element of luxury, but as a necessity. And, despite the fact that most potential customers a priori assured of excessive dearness of such systems, such functionality now possible to realize in the usual city apartment or country house at an affordable price. Moreover, according to experts, in practice, used only 30-50% of the features the classic "smart home". At the same time, about three years ago there were devices and control systems, life support, based on the use of wireless technologies, and therefore do not require high installation costs. This led to further development the concept of "smart home" in the direction of reducing the cost and increase integration opportunities. The result is a whole class of solutions targeted at people with average incomes. Completely constructed on the basis wireless technologies, such decisions are implemented only the most requested features. Minimal set may consist of one or two sensors, the controller (central unit), GSM- or phone dialer (For sending messages), keyboard (for programming the system) and stick (to arm). Such kits can be connected modules that provide additional capabilities. Such a simplified system includes a minimum of scenarios, and a number of possibilities – for example, cleaner facilities and centralized management function of the life support systems over the Internet – non-existent. However, this option allows sell up to 80% of the most frequently used functions. The main emphasis is placed on security features. It would Do It Yourself – the ideal solution for the Russian middle-income: not expensive, and You can install yourself, and assembles the pick up in person "by themselves." But until such systems in our country are especially in demand, this segment is still emerging. Most of the solutions offered today Russian market, implementing the concept of "smart home" is a classic, expensive option. But, as always, was not without pitfalls. Unfortunately, many portals do not offer ready-made kits, and systems of different manufacturers are often incompatible with each other, at least, without lining of the cables. And, then, before making the order, either to study in detail the system, or refer to specialists. Pragmatism vs. prestige of course, the classic implementation of the "smart home" has much more functionality than the simplified system, but they have different accents. In the first case the decisive role played by fashion factor, and hence the maximum possible set of features, along with video, audio and lighting effects, multi-room, climate control, integrated into a unified design solution, the second at the forefront are the most necessary and practical functionality. Elite versions of 'smart house' designed and installed by specialized companies that operate in the market comfort and safety of relatively long time. Being introduced by them systems are often "self-learning", they are able to independently adjust the various processes in the intelligent building, and increase the comfort is largely achieved through the integration of all systems into a unified whole. Cheap as analogues designed to meet the basic needs of the consumer, are focused on ease of installation, the possibility of a gradual expansion, which allows "smart home" to go to the masses at a time when demand for comfortable and secure housing are growing.