Just the simple programs that are put into the Alexis systems, is a type of building automation system.
I recently had the opportunity to view the house of the future. Only in cartoons and movies had I ever known that a house could be so efficient and the owner did not need to even turn on a light. When I saw the movie ‘Smart House’, I thought it was absurd to think that all you had to do was ask for a sandwich and other than asking what kind, the sandwich appeared on the counter. I knew this was a bit absurd, but now it seems like it could soon be possible. Now, with small adjustments to the computer software, even your temperature control is handled. The building automation system is run by a company that isn’t even in that state. They handle all of the HVAC system, and even my electrical system. I no longer need to worry about the old-fashioned security company. I have a state-of-the-art security system built right into my home. Windows are locked at the time I set. The door is locked and secured at the time I choose. It blows my mind just thinking about all of the technology and AI that goes into the building automation system. I can go into my den and simply tell the room that I need the shades darkened. I can tell my coffee pot to turn on. Just the simple programs that are put into the Alexis systems, is a type of building automation system. With a few words you turn on lights, start coffee, or even play music. I can’t even imagine what is coming next in the advancement of IT and building automation. They no longer use the building automation just for commercial use. Automation systems are now for homes and commercial buildings.