Home automation is more than a collection of gadgets and devices; it’s a lifestyle. Twenty years ago gadget lovers and techies dominated the industry. Although there are still many gadget lovers and techies around, the home automation industry has slowly been infiltrated by people looking for ways to make their everyday lives easier.
Making Life Easier
Home automation enthusiasts are a special breed. They may be mechanics, housewives, doctors, or real estate agents. Sometimes they are technically savvy or a do-it-yourselfer and sometimes they are neither. Men enthusiasts tend to outnumber women but the ladies are quickly closing the gap. Enthusiast ages typically range from the low 20s all the way to the mid 70s. All have one thing in common; they are people who look for ways to do things easier.
The Mother of Invention
Home automation enthusiasts look for ways to make everyday tasks quicker and simpler. It’s more than just using a remote control to turn on a light. It’s looking at the tasks we do every day and seeking ways to do those same tasks more efficiently. Enthusiasts, not the companies that make the products, create most home automation projects. Someone finds a need, develops a solution to solve it, and then shares their solution with other enthusiasts.
Welcome to the world of home automation.