Home Automation & Smart Homes

Home Automation & Smart Homes

Living in a house that's not automated is like opening a car door with a key, or watching TV without a remote control - you just do not realise it yet. Home automation is the ability to control devices like lighting, air conditioning, heating, appliances, home theatre systems, audio and video, security surveillance, and almost any other electrical device in the home or office environment with very little or no human interference.


Smart Home Systems arm themselves when no one is at home so you’ll never forget to set the alarm again and holiday mode functions give the impression you’re home to deter intruders. For additional security, CCTV can be monitored from anywhere in the world. Smart window and door locks can alert you if left unlocked when you leave the house or go to bed at night and doors and gates can be opened to allow deliverers temporary access to your house.

Comfort and Ease of Use

Smart Home Systems are designed for ultimate comfort. Lights can automatically turn on as you approach your house so you never need to enter a dark driveway entryway. Heating systems can be timed perfectly in any room at the perfect temperature when you get home, so you're always comfortable. A single interface displays key functions for every electric device in your smart home so you don’t need multiple controls. You can also easily control your existing technology too.

Environmentally Friendly

For many people, the driving force behind creating a smart home is the potential to reduce power consumption and save you money with automated and efficient systems. Smart home systems can monitor the energy use of all systems, sockets and lights around the house and can easily reduce the consumption of electricity by switching systems off when you are away from home or asleep so lights and TVs are never left on all day.

Design and Aesthetics

All electronic equipment installed by Aotea is usually hidden away either in a plant room or in equipment racks. TV screens and speakers can be hidden when not in use so your interior design can look exactly how you want it to. Smart home automation control systems only need one in-wall keypad or touch screen panel to operate everything around the house. You can even control it all from your phone or tablet so you don’t have to worry about several switches, phones or panels cluttering up your wall space.


We work with a variety of products including KNX, CBUS, Dali2, Zen Control, and LeGrand automation systems.

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