Glossary A

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Alternating current

Alternating current is the name for an electric current whose direction of flow changes in regular repetition. Positive and negative instantaneous values complement each other in such a way that the current is zero on time average. The English...

Automation

Is the installation and execution of work and production processes that occur without direct, human intervention. One criticism often voiced is that this makes human labor superfluous. In the past, ideas – even horror scenarios – were...

Automated control

By this we mean control processes that run without human intervention, i.e. automatically. What does this have to do with smart building technologies? By this we mean systems that learn from everyday life, automatically adapt and adjust their...

Autonomous power supply

The term self-sufficient power supply refers to independence from the power grid. The most sustainable and environmentally friendly option is (self-)supply through renewable energy sources, such as electricity generated by a photovoltaic system.

Smart home Anwendungen machen auch das Leben im Alter sicherer und einfacher.

AAL – Ambient Assisted Living

Ambient Assisted Living includes all projects, devices and services that support elderly people or people with special needs in their daily life. AAL / Assisted Living means, for example, barrier-free concepts and/or controlling the environment...