Smart Home Automation
Importance of Automation
Automation control does more than simplify everyday actions throughout the home/office, but it can contribute to a safe & secure environment and create ambiance.
Automation can ensure that your loved one never returns home to a dimly-lit house at night, but can illuminate outdoor pathways and key areas throughout the dwelling—all performed safely from a car visor or an activated sensor in the driveway. Automation can give your home that “lived in” feel while you’re on vacation by automatically turning lights on/off throughout the day and evening.
Smart automation can generate an email to your cell phone and let you know when your kids are home safe from school. Or it can proactively interrupt the gas line if a fire is sensed somewhere in the home.
A well-designed home automation system can create the right mood after a stressful day, setting the lights to an appropriate level and sending your favorite music playlist to your home speakers. An appropriate office automation system can ensure that your important boardroom meetings will go off without a hitch.
User Interface Design
At Cinemaffect, we recognize that smart-home control is only as good as the simplicity of the interface that the homeowner is presented with. Immediate family members; office personnel; children; aging parents; home-staff workers; and visitors—executing an appropriate user interface that addresses the needs and limitations of so many different types of users requires careful planning.
Globally-recognized principles of UI design are implemented in all of our undertakings. Early in the project life-cycle, Cinemaffect interviews the client in order to identify all potential users, and the level of system access/transparency required. And well before final install, these interface functionality requirements are documented and client-approved for every touch panel in the residence. Our clients know well in advance what to expect when using their equipment.