5 leading benefits to invest in home automation

Home automation is more affordable than ever, and with prices of modern gadgets becoming more affordable, many of us are now considering it’s time to make the leap.

We guarantee you the time is now, but if you don’t want to take our word for it, here are five reasons why we think you should invest in home automation.


Home automation brings total control of your environment to your fingertips.

From the house lights, to the thermostat, to the lock on the front door, everything can be controlled by you without getting up from the sofa.

A smart home can even be programmed to do things automatically, so you don’t even have to think about it!

Sensors can tell when it’s getting dark outside, so they draw the curtains, or music can follow you from room to room as you potter about the house.

And of course, because you can control everything with your phone, you don’t even need to be there!

If you happen to be running late, turn the heating on to make the house nice and cosy for your arrival home. If you leave and realise you forgot to lock the door, a simple swipe on your phone does the job for you.

If you want to take convenience to another level, then the addition of voice control is a game-changer.

Pre-programmed settings mean one simple voice command can transform your home.

Imagine saying “Time for bed” and the lights go off, the doors lock, and alarms are set!

Good for the environment

One of the great things about home automation is the additional effect it has on energy usage.

Around three-quarters of household energy in New Zealand goes on heating and appliances. That’s quite a chunk of your money.

There’s no need to leave heating and lighting on all the time when you can have a home automation system – set them to only come on when needed.

Heat pumps even come with special sensors that know when people are in a room and turn themselves off accordingly.

With appliances and devices you only use when needed, you’ll soon notice a difference in your utility bills. Televisions, bedroom lights, heat pumps… all these things cost a surprising amount of money to run. And of course, using less energy means less of a carbon footprint.

In these times of sustainability and environmentalism, doing whatever we can to help fight climate change is essential.

Security and Safety

Home automation is a game-changer when it comes to keeping you, your family, and your property safe.

When you’re not at home, you can lock doors, turn on lights, and play music, creating a “mockupancy” to pretend you’re home… when you’re not.

Motion-activated lights can illuminate anyone who shouldn’t be there, while security cameras allow you to keep a watchful eye on things, whether you’re lying in bed or on a beach halfway around the world.

Even if someone does knock on the door and you’re not there to answer it, you can use your phone to see and hear them, telling them to come back another time.

This is particularly important if kids are home alone or it’s late at night. Home automation means you never have to open a door if you don’t know who’s on the other side.


Home is where the heart is. It’s where we feel safe, and where we should be able to relax.

If you can’t feel comfortable in your own home, then where can you?

Home automation allows your home to be at the perfect temperature for you, exactly when you need it to be.

If a nice 23 degrees is your Goldilocks Zone, then smart thermostats keep it at that temperature all day long.

But even if the kids want it a little cooler in their rooms, then that’s possible too. Smart homes can adapt to each room individually, keeping everyone happy.

Home automation is for all the family

A smart home works for everyone, making life easier for the whole family.

If you want to watch a movie in the living room with the lights dimmed while the kids play video games in their rooms, you can!

Cook in the kitchen listening to your own music while your partner has a zoom call in the office.

Not a problem!

The kids can stream TikTok videos while you upload business reports and it’s all done seamlessly in the blink of an eye.

Home automation allows everyone in the family to do their own thing. Anyone who remembers getting cut off from the internet because someone lifted the house phone will know just how far we’ve come in 20 years.

Let us help make your home automation dreams come true

With home automation technology improving, getting smaller, and less expensive each year, a fully interactive smart home is now more affordable than ever.

Being able to control your entire house with the touch of a button or even a voice command is the stuff of sci-fi movies, and once you have that power, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Everyone in the family can have a more convenient, comfortable, and safer life through home automation, so why not make the jump today.

Contact us today and we can have a chat about building you a customised smart home to suit your needs and budget.

Entertainment, chores, security… once you combine them all with smart technology you’ll never look back.

There has never been a better time to invest in home automation.