While home automation or domotics concerns smart systems that can be enabled in private homes, industrial automation implements a coordinated and integrated management of the technological systems, IT and communication networks used in a business organization or manufacturing site.
Industrial automation is a global solution that combines all systems, subsystems and equipment to integrate them in an intelligent way, so that they can communicate with each other.
In this configuration, any change in the parameters controlled by a single subsystem results in a control, regulation or command action for devices that may even belong to another system. The simplest and most practical application example is the presence detection sensor of a security system, which can also be used to service the lighting and heating systems of an area or room, switching on and off devices based on the presence or absence of people inside. This also fulfils another important requirement of today’s automation systems: energy efficiency.