Imagine being able to control every aspect of your home from an internet enabled device wherever you are. Not so long ago this might have sounded a bit sci-fi, but now it’s becoming a sought after solution to modern living – having lighting, heating, access, multi-media, and security, all at your fingertips.

There are a number of electrical contractors out there in Oxford and Stratford Upon Avon offering installation services – so if you’re interested it’s worth having a good look around.

What can home automation do?

Lighting: controlling lighting can give you the power to make sure you are being energy efficient – you can turn off lights from work – or turn them on to give the impression of being in when you’re away.

Comms: intercom systems have been around for years, and now they can be used through your tablet or laptop, and synched with CCTV and your phone.

Sound and vision: if you are throwing a party, you can have control of your music throughout the house – control the volume in each room from your phone or tablet.

Security: with home automation you can monitor your home from any location, view CCTV, check alarms and set a notification for motion sensors to know exactly what’s going on when you’re away.

As the Internet of Things spreads into everyday life there is more and more that you can control remotely, or automatically. From ordering shopping to making sure your plants get watered, for those with the interest and budget, home automation is probably only the beginning.

Experienced electrical contractors for Stratford Upon Avon and Oxford

If you are interested in increasing your security or upgrading your electrical systems, why not get in touch with J F Horton & Sons. Find out more about our service here on our website, or give us a call for more information.