Other intelligent control systems are increasingly entering the home. For example, the heating system where the electronic controller takes account of the outside temperature in order to adjust the water temperature, or calculates the time needed to go from night temperature to comfort temperature.
The electrically operated garage door, or the roll-down shutter system that takes account of the rising and setting of the sun for example, can also be counted among the intelligent systems. The disadvantage of all these systems however is that they are standalone. When we open the garage door with the remote control in the car, our home does not know that we have arrived home. Our intelligent heating system does not know that we want comfort temperature as of that moment. There is thus no communication between the different systems.
This modern heating boiler, and in particular the control unit on top of the boiler, has a great deal of intelligence, but is standalone. (Illustration source: Buderus)
Example of a lighting installation with a small logistic module from Siemens. (Illustration source: Modulelec)