Correctly implemented, home automation allows visibility and intuitive control of all of the technical systems in your home. These systems might include:

  • Entertainment systems (TVs, home cinema, multi-room audio)
  • Environmental systems (lighting, heating, cooling)
  • Security systems (intruder and fire alarms, door entry, CCTV)
  • Telephone systems (private exchanges, VoIP)
  • Computer systems (network, WiFi, disk/cloud data storage)
  • Energy management (consumption monitoring, renewables)

Control of automated systems can be achieved through a variety of interfaces, including TVs, touch screen devices, infra-red remotes etc.. By using the Internet Protocol (IP) it is also possible to effect control even when away at work or on holiday.