Terms like Smart Home, Home Automation and Domotics have become increasingly popular when describing the facilities of modern homes, but what exactly do they mean? Put simply, a smart home combines three elements – home automation, security and entertainment. These systems, when combined, work together to create an intelligent living environment. We are surrounded by technology in our homes, technology we interact with on an hourly/daily basis. Smart Homes are specifically designed solutions that give the owner absolute control over their properties from anywhere in the house, by automating various devices, from light switches and security systems to heating and entertainment systems. It creates communication channel between the home’s technologies, and in doing so, allows for greater levels of convenience and comfort. Aside from increasing the value of your property, upgrading your home can also drastically reduce your carbon footprint. Smart Home systems pay for themselves in the long run thanks to the substantial improvements they bring to energy efficiency levels in homes. In addition to this, Smart Homes have become increasingly easy to use, particularly in the age of smart phones and tablets. All the user needs to do is access a room on the user menu, scroll for options and hit select. This can be used for the heating, blinds, lighting and the entertainment systems. It really is that straight forward. All in all, you could say we specialise in teaching old homes new tricks.