Why Home Automation?

Security

  • By placing sensors on your doors or windows, or motion sensors around your smart home, you can receive immediate alerts on your smart phone if the system detects movement or someone is trying to enter.
  • Trigger cameras to start recording when a sensor detects movement.
  • By adding a compatible lock, you can lock or unlock your door from anywhere, trigger your door to automatically unlock as you approach, or set it to lock behind you as you leave.
  • You can send would-be intruders running by adding a compatible alarm that will emit a loud, flashing siren if there’s unwanted entry or movement in your home.
  • Control lighting to make it look like you’re home.
  • Protect children from dangerous or off-limit areas of your home.
  • Trigger the noise of barking dogs if there’s unexpected entry.

Monitoring

  • Get notifications when family members arrive and leave home by placing a presence sensor in a purse, on a keychain, around a pet’s collar or in your child’s backpack.
  • Place a water leak sensor in areas of your home that are prone to leaking and prevent major damage by receiving an immediate alert if a leak is detected.
  • Monitor activity throughout your home. By placing a camera in or around your home, you can check in from anywhere to see what’s happening when you’re away.
  • Record video footage when unexpected entry, motion, or sound is detected when you’re away or asleep, and receive an immediate notification.
  • ‘Remotely check if to see if you remembered to close the front door, garage, and windows.
  • Monitor and control temperature throughout your home.
  • Monitor valuable items and areas of your home.

Lighting & Energy

  • Control your smart home’s temperature, even by individual room, from the palm of your hand. You can also program your lights to turn on and off when different events occur and see if you’ve left any lights on when you’re away.
  • Stay comfortable by controlling your home’s temperature from anywhere. You can also save energy and money by setting compatible thermostats or portable heaters to automatically turn off when people leave.
  • In addition to helping you save money by automating temperature and lighting, you can also limit the amount of energy that appliances consume.
  • Control the temperature in every room of your home.
  • Set your lights to turn on when you come home, and off as you leave.
  • Control multiple lights with one button; introduce mood lighting for different occasions.

Convenience & Entertainment

  • Get your home to talk to you and play your favourite playlist. With a compatible speaker, your home can greet you with a custom message when you walk through the door or start playing your favourite Spotify, Deezer, or Soundcloud playlist.
  • Set your coffee to start brewing as you wake up. By plugging electronics and small appliances like a coffee maker, toaster, or blender into a power outlet, you can control or automate them from anywhere.
  • Automate the colour of your lights based on the weather outside.
  • Hear the traffic report or weather forecast as you reach for your morning coffee.
  • Start the kettle as you wake up or before come home.

Energy Costs and Saving

  • Since October 2011, Nest customers have saved more than 1.4bn kilowatt-hours, enough electricity to power more than 135,000 homes for a year.
  • The savings you could make in just a few years could pay for your whole smart home system.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency found consumers could reduce energy usage by 10-30% using schedules and temperature settings of programmable thermostats.
  • You can lower utility costs by ensuring that lights, televisions, sound systems, and even small appliances are turned off when no one is in the room to use them.
  • Dimming lights can save you 20% in energy costs. Add low energy lighting, such as LEDs which will not only save on energy costs but you can also change the colour and light intensity to suit your mood.
  • Blinds and curtains are an effortless way to conserve energy because they help lower cooling costs in summer and heating costs in winter, especially when you utilise the specialist fabrics designed to support temperature control, saving you 10-30% on heating and cooling costs.