Most country residents in the UK think that a smart home is an expensive toy that can afford only rich people. However, if you approach the case with imagination and hard work, you can reduce costs at times, and collect the smart home cheaply yourself.
The most important thing is to start work and determine the stages of preparing. We will talk about it in this article.
Determine the task
Determine the task, break the entire system into several simple nodes – blocks. It’s easier to make and debug everything. Then, for each block, draw a printed circuit board. The unification is all into one workpiece and, in this form, send to the company that specializes in the manufacture of printed circuit boards to order.
For power supply of the entire system, including a router, switch, USB hub and PC, use a single power supply at 12 volts with a capacity of 60 watts. Don’t need to put several separate power supplies, because the general efficiency will be lower, and this would increase the accounts for using electricity, because a Smart Home system should work 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Evaluate the “brain” of the system of a smart home installed in an electric cabinet.
For the system and introductory communications, the user highlight the place in the bathroom, in the technical cabinet.
Protection of smart home from leaks
If a breakthrough of the water supply or heating batteries in a private house is a repair + damage to property, then in a high-rise building, the apartment of the neighbors you have poured is added to this. Therefore, the devices for control of leaks are important elements of the “smart home”. Use the standard solution: buy a water leakage sensor. Install it with contacts up, cutting it into the flooring.