HomeBots allow you to do all sorts of useful things around your home easily. No major wiring is required because they communicate wirelessly; no waiting around for installers because you can install them yourself and no major expense because you just do what you need now, but can always add more later on. If most of your devices are working on timers or triggered by sensors you probably won’t look at the Controller Dashboard that often because it just gets on with running your home.
This makes HomeBots useful for people who could maybe do with a little assistance, perhaps because of age or infirmity. Use HomeBots to automatically manage certain aspects of their home and with an internet connection you can keep a passive check on their environment for comfort or get alerts if something is not right. It is not a substitute for calling in to see them but when that’s not possible this provides some peace of mind.
For persons with restricted mobility being able to control lights and various other appliances from a Smartphone or Tablet PC may provide greater convenience and control of their environment. Motion or door sensors can also be used for lighting control in conjunction with remote operation by Smartphone or Tablet PC. Using the Controller Wi-Fi port with a Smartphone or Tablet eliminates the dependency (and data charges) on mobile broadband when used within the home.
With a HomeCare plug-in from the MiOS Marketplace you can also download an App that allows you to set-up an alert on the controller if selected sensors are not activated at least once during the selected time period. You can choose the interval, the monitored times and who is to be notified. Use this to get an alert if a loved one does not appear active when expected or get notified if your child has not opened the door within a certain time of school finishing.