Home automation is no longer a thing of the future; it is a way that you can add luxury, convenience and safety to your home today, while increasing its resale value. A home automation system allows you to monitor and control other systems throughout your home such as lighting, HVAC and security. You can select any remote room in your home and change settings manually, or you can program your system to respond automatically to specified system activities or conditions.
For example, when you are home, the lighting in your theater room can be automatically dimmed when the screen comes on. When you are away from home, you can control compatible A/V components, appliances and systems. In more advanced applications, you can see when your children come home from school – and you can see who is with them. With discrete video cameras in your home, you could then monitor your children and their caregiver while you were at work.
Practically any event in your home could be monitored and/or controlled, from home or away from home. The possibilities are practically endless.