Thursday, May 1, 2008

Ambient alerts

Home automation is not just about 'clap on / clap off' bedroom lights. A good home automation system has many aspects that are not noticable by the occupants, things that you don't notice until you move to a new house that doesn't have a system. Occasionally you do need your house to give you information before it does something, and doing that in a smooth way is important to keeping the system 'in the background.'

This post will be about one of the ways my house communicates with me - controlling dimmable lights.