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What is Home Automation and Integration?

11 October 2019

What is Home Automation and Integration?

Buzzwords such as ‘Intelligent homes’ and ‘Smart homes’ are becoming common descriptions of what is available and becoming expected in modern homes. Home Automation basically allows for a personal choice of equipment to give you the ability to integrate various technologies within your home and control them through a centralised system.

This technology is becoming increasingly popular as we strive to streamline our lives in the modern era. Home Automation allows you to easily control the environment you live in without using multiple devices. For example, your central building system can allow you to control lighting, temperature, audio, visual and Internet all with the touch of a button.

Why Automate?

Due to ongoing advances in technology, more and more of our lives are now automated. However, the automated home environment is far behind the commerce, business, retail and transport sectors.

Automation should bring a variety of benefits to you in your home, including saving time from repetitive actions, savings costs with increased control and most of all an enjoyable relaxing home. In addition, such technologically equipped homes attract substantial premiums on resale.

And to ensure the future-proofing of this technology, O’Brien Electrical Alexandria can install a backbone infrastructure that will cope with all the new and emerging technologies of the future.


We cannot forecast what technological advances will happen in the next 20 years, but we can, however, plan and achieve a “True Future Proof Home” with some very simple planning and system installation.

Installing the fastest of communication cabling and a simple conduit system operating from a central location will allow for advances in new technology and cabling or the expansion of the home automation system.

O’Brien Electrical Alexandria can make this process easy for you. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


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