There’s so much hype about ‘smart homes’ and ‘home automation’, so what exactly do these terms mean? Generally speaking, home automation refers to anything that gives you control over the various technologies found in your home. From the simple – lighting, security, heating, to the slightly more advanced – home theatre, curtains & blinds.
A Welcome Home button which can be activated by opening of the garage door can be take effect when you arrive home, lights can turn on to create a pathway home and your favorite CD can start playing along with the TV.
A Good Night button could also interface to turn off all the lights, TV and audio, even closing your blinds and create a pathway to the bathroom just in case you need it.