Smart Home Solutions Integrating Automation into Your Electrical System

Smart Home Solutions: Integrating Automation into Your Electrical System

January 20, 2024

Automation has made leaps and bounds in the past century. In the 1960s, the height of home automation was the digital alarm clock; today, we’ve got refrigerators that order more milk when you’re getting low!

Smart home solutions are the way of the future. They’re a convenient and value-adding feature of the home, freeing up your time to do more of the things you love.

Let’s discuss smart home solutions and how to integrate automation into your electrical system, thanks to the professionals at Spectra Electrical Sydney.

What are smart home solutions?

Smart home technology is the ability to control functions of your home, such as lighting, entertainment systems, thermostats and appliances, via your smartphone or tablet. For example, instead of having to go around at the end of the night and switch off every light or close every blind, smart home automation allows you to do this from the comfort of your bed.

Automation can connect to the internet to control your electrical appliances which are all hooked up to one central point – usually your smartphone or tablet.

Benefits of smart home solutions and integrating automation within your electrical system

While smart home systems may seem like a novelty, they’re actually a powerful tool that comes with a range of benefits. These include:

  • Saved time
    Think about every wasted minute you’ve spent getting up to turn a light off, searching for a television remote, opening the garage door, closing the curtains, making your morning cup of coffee. Sure, they only take a few seconds or minutes to complete, but when you add it all up, it may add up to several hours per week. With electrical home automation, all of these things can be done automatically, saving you from thinking about them and adding time back to your day.
  • Improved efficiency and cost reduction on electricity
    One of the best things about home automation is that smart homes can recognise the patterns of your home usage and self-learn how to best accommodate for them. For example, if your alarm is set to 7am, your smart home can have the coffee ready by 7.05am. On Wednesday nights, your smart home recognises that you leave the house for sports practice, so it switches off all the lights for you between 7-9pm. This results in massively improved efficiency and can reduce your power bills significantly. 
  • Added home value
    And of course, added home value is another perk of smart home solutions. Investing in your home is a smart move if you’re planning to sell later down the track, and smart homes command higher prices than tech-deficient ones.

Interested in implementing automation in your electrical system? Spectra Electrical is your team of choice in Sydney. We help Sydney homes and businesses with a range of electrical work, including implementing automation via smart home technology. Get in touch with Spectra Electrical and organise a quote for your smart home tech today.