Home automation is much more than a one-trick pony. When you build on a strong foundation, such as an advanced operating system that powers your whole home, the possibilities are endless. Here are top five ideas to get you started.

Smart Lighting Ideas

One touch of a button that turns all lighting for a given room on/off; not just one light
Lights flash in your garage when someone rings the doorbell.
A “Bedtime” scene can set bedside lamps at a level just low enough for comfortable reading.

Smart Entertainment Ideas

Stream music to every room in your home, with a dedicated keypad place in each room.
A “Party” scene – create instant ambiance with the press of a button with lighting that illuminates key decorative elements and a customized playlist that starts up automatically.
Have every TV in your home automatically turn on to your favourite channel when you come home from work after opening the garage door.

Energy-Friendly Automation Ideas

Automate your home’s lights so they are never at full brightness.
Implement an energy management system that continually monitors the current energy production of your home’s solar panels.
Measure your entire home’s energy consumption, circuit by circuit, automatically with your home automation system.

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