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Creating a smart home

What you need to know

When it comes to creating your smart home, the good news is that you are in control - in control to choose the system and products that need to go together to build a home automation system to meet your exact needs. But what is the first step? And how do you get started?

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"A good option when you are starting out is to find a system which is scalable, so that it grows and develops with your needs."

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Where to start?

There are many options available if you want to automate your home, and as a result, it can be hard to know where to start. The best thing to do is think about how you want your home to feel.

Do you want to feel safe and secure? Comfortable and in control? Energy-efficient? Or do you want to experience convenience?

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How much does a smart home cost?

As with many home improvements, pricing on home automation and security varies widely depending on the system you choose to go with. There are stand-alone, individual smart products available, as well as mid-range automation and control systems, right up to high-end solutions which integrate everything into the one system.

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For a full home automation system with all the bells and whistles, you can’t go wrong with a C-Bus system. Although this is the most expensive option, it allows you to control all aspects of your home from the one interface, with remote access and energy monitoring capabilities.

C-Bus is the ultimate solution for sophisticated control, such as proximity activation of security devices, so your front door unlocks as you approach.

You can also set your LEDs to light up in different colours – great for parties or special occasions, as well as controlling everything from underfloor heating, irrigation and security cameras. Designed to integrate easily with new technology, C-Bus can help you create a home that adapts to the future.