Affordable Home Automation
Can you really afford home automation?
This is a question that we get asked a lot, and we love answering it because yes home automation is now affordable.
Home automation allows you to control all (or some) of the devices within your home from a mobile device. You could be anywhere in the world and turn off or on lights, appliances, power points, security systems or your air conditioning system. Due to advances in technology, reduction in costs of materials and increased knowledge within the home automation industry, installing a smart home system is now within reach of most home owners. Affordable home automation is no longer a dream that only those with big budgets can afford. It is an affordable option for home owners who want increased security and peace of mind.
Affordable home automation
You could be sipping a cocktail in Fiji, at the office, in the workshop, or anywhere in the world and have instant access to your home. If you were away on holidays, you could easily turn on the lights at your home, to make it appear that someone is there. Working back late at work on a cold Winter’s night? Turn on the air conditioning to heat your house so you are warm and toasty when you arrive home.
It wasn’t that long ago that automatic control of lighting, heating, audio and security was only available for large commercial buildings. Or if you did want to automate your home, the cost would have been astronomical. Thankfully there have been some great advances in technology that now make home automation affordable.
Benefits of home automation
There are so many benefits to automating your home. If you love technology, then imagine having the power to switch your appliances, lighting and air conditioning, on or off with the press of a button. The peace of mind from integrating your home security system and being able to access and view the camera when you’re not home is invaluable – particularly if you are away on a holiday.
Aside from the additional safety and security that automating your home provides, one of the best things about home automation is the ability to save energy and money. By using timers and setting appliances and lighting to automatically turn off, you can make a big dint in your electricity bill. The money you can save from optimising your system can quickly add up and has the ability over time to pay for the home automation system itself.
Who can install my home automation system?
Just like any electrical work completed in your home, you must engage a qualified electrician, with a valid licence, or an accredited home automation installer. This not only ensures the integrity and safety of the electrical system of your home but ensures that you and your family are safe.
It is however important to note that not all electricians have the skills and expertise in home automation, so it is important to ensure that you are working with a reputable business and installer.
What is the cost of home automation?
To calculate the cost to automate your home there are a number of things you need to consider:
- How many rooms in your home you’d like connected
- The size of your home (how many m2 it is)
- Which items in your home you would like to automate – eg. Lighting, home audio, appliances, security system, garage doors etc.
- The level of sophistication for each of these items
To automate the basic elements in an average sized home starts from only $3500.
We can help you tailor a package that is built just for you and your home.