Why Automation?

The idea of having a smart home is so exciting, but what on earth does it mean? Put simply it is about enhancing your everyday lifestyle. It doesn’t have to be hard, complicated, or even expensive; it’s just a matter of prioritising what’s important to you and knowing what you want most from your home.

With so many systems and products available on the market, it’s easy to get confused with what products do what, and why. Technology is progressing in leaps and bounds, and nowadays we have the ability to control our home’s heating and cooling from a desktop at work. How about pre-setting all lighting and electrical so that everything can be switched off simultaneously when you drive out the driveway. But, these are just two examples of the hundreds of solutions that technology can implement in your home.

Save Time And Money

With rising energy costs, future-proofing your home for energy efficiency makes good financial sense. Choosing the right electrical, lighting and heating solutions, as well as appliances can reduce your carbon footprint and your energy bills.Your investments in energy efficiency will not only make your home more comfortable to live in – the added value will make it more attractive to potential buyers or tenants.

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Convenience

Smart homes come with the ability to make life easier and more convenient. And in a world that is so demanding on our time, who wouldn’t love being able to control lighting, entertainment and temperature from their couch? What about automatic timers, and sensors, so that you don’t have to think about lighting or atmosphere at all.

  • Opening windows to let in fresh air or closing them to keep the rain out.
  • Having the bathroom fan automatically turn on when the shower is in use.

Setting a scene for a party which could:

  • Delay the scheduled garden sprinklers
  • Play your preferred playlist of music, at the right volume all night
  • Set the mood as the sun goes down

Added Peace of Mind

Home automation can also provide peace of mind. Whether you’re at work or away on holiday, the smart home will alert you to what’s going on with your home. From something as simple as turning off all the unnecessary appliances when you leave the house to being able to check if the kids are home yet or if the dog is inside. Your security system can also be built to provide an immense amount of help in an emergency. For example, not only would a resident be woken with notification of a fire alarm, the smart home would also unlock doors, dial the fire brigade and illuminate the path to safety.

Or how about being able to get up in the middle of the night and the lights only turn on to a low level, allowing you to see where your going without blinding yourself or waking the whole family.

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