Diwali celebrations come with an unwritten law of renovation, and new property buys in India. Initially, renovations were only house painting and cleaning, but now renovations and home designing have been given a new elaborate meaning. Whether it’s just the shuffling of furniture or changing the whole landscape, something new is always in demand and this time it is “Home Automation”. Though home automation has been considered the exclusive domain of the unimaginably rich but clearing the myth from current updates on technology, it is an affordable yet very convenient and important factor in everyone’s metropolitan lifestyle now.
Adding to the Diwali spirit and Diwali being the festival of light, making an escape from the old year’s lighting technique, to lighting fixtures with automation is what can be incorporated. The living room hence will be all set to welcome the Diwali guests with perfect lighting, enough space, and technology. Smart Switch Panel can be installed which is an electronic control panel that allows the user to control lights, appliances, blinds/curtains or present lighting. The touch panel can be controlled manually or remotely from your smartphone or tablet. From integrated entertainment hubs to sensor-based LEDs that switch off automatically, the options can be many.
Repetitive opening and closing of doors during Diwali can also be a hassle. Home automation gives you an effective solution to control this with the use of Video Door Phones. Video door phones are an ultimate security solution proven to be an extremely reliable switch. Gifting technology has also become a new trend and upgrading your house with something new is never too old. Switch to a more secure and hassle-free way of living, escape the routine with home automation!
An Architect by education from New Delhi and an Architectural Journalist & Public Relations Consultant by choice and profession – Himani Ahuja believes in binding Communications with Architecture. Having written for various publication houses and newspapers of the country and overseas featuring Architecture-Real Estate-Interiors-Construction, she is currently focussing on print and e-media globally. Magazines which have featured written pieces by her include Architect & Interiors India, Design Detail, Inside Outside, Design Matrix, CW, CW Interiors, Construction Mirror, Ace Update, MGS Architecture, iDecorama, Abraxas Lifestyle, Engineering Endeavour (IA&B) & Acetech inhouse magazine to name a few. Global platforms and magazines include BOB-Korea, World Architecture, ArchDaily, Architizer, Archello and Homify. She previously handled media account of Creative Group. Currently, she handles media accounts of various eminent design firms including Studio K.I.A, Chromed Design Studio and Intrigue Designs. Following ‘diversity’ in client portfolios - Studio K.I.A in its 35 years of existence have designed projects of all scales and magnitude from hospitality to recreational to residential, Chromed Design Studio has high end interiors f&b portfolio whereas Intrigue Designs has a niche in healthcare and hill architecture. Her international works include a face to face interview of Sir Peter Cook, one of the most eminent English architects of all times referred to as the Picasso of Architecture and has also been knighted by the Queen of England. Another feature includes interview with Ar. Harshad R. Patel, Founding Principal of Design Consortium which is one of the top 25 design firms of LA, United States. She has briefly published articles for firms namely Morphogenesis and Group DCA as well. She has worked briefly with major events like ACETECH for speaker allocations, FOAID- Festival of Architecture and Interior Design for their Chandigarh Chapter and Indian Building Congress - IBC Chhattisgarh for their Raipur Edition. She is also awarded the A3 Foundation Journalism Award 2015-16 for commendable work in Architectural Journalism and PR all over India. She was a speaker at the World Women Economic Forum 2017 as a leader from her industry. Since Architecture is an Art which has its own limitations of marketing, she makes sure it makes a world of its own through strategies targeting Profile Building of a firm aiding them to stand out from the crowd. Currently she is also a part of this very upcoming technology start up platform – The Uncube handling their marketing and business development.