How Home Automation Can Benefit The Jewish Community

How Home Automation Can Benefit The Jewish Community

The Jewish community can benefit from the use of  Home automation.  Religious belief prohibits interacting with air conditioning , heating, lighting, ovens, televisions, radios or any other electrical appliances on the Sabbath. A common solution is the use of pre-set timers (Shabbat clocks), which mean no human intervention on Shabbat itself.  Other solutions include hiring a “shabbas goy”, a gentile to turn light switches on and off.

Home automation provides a complete solution, as it merges all of the technology within the home. Home automation technology is centralised control of lighting, curtains, blinds, heating, air conditioning, audio, video, and all other electrical appliances.  This provides improved convenience, comfort, energy efficiency and security. Home Automation completely eradicates the need for the use of preset timers or any other means used to control electrical equipment or appliances within a home.

For example, you can time the lights to turn off in accordance with the Sabbath. You can schedule when the shades open and close and set climate control systems to activate. You can ensure your entire family honor the Sabbath by controlling their usage of home and entertainment systems, like computers, TVs, and sound systems, in their rooms.