19 Aug 2011
Using phones or computers to turn on lights, make coffee or control the temperature in your home may sound like something out of the future, but it is something that is already happening in a lot of modern Australian homes.
New swart wire technology is allowing homeowners to have greater control over the elements in their home, simply by using their smart phones or iPads as a remote control.
Almost any electrical items in a home can be controlled using smart wire technology – if something has an electrical wire in it then chances are it can be connected to a smart wire system. In general though, smart wire technology is used to control things such as lighting, air-conditioning, visual, audio, security and irrigation features in a home.
This new type of home technology can cost upwards of $2000 to install, but homeowners who have embraced the new technology seem to be very happy with their choice.
Smart wire technology allows devices in the home to communicate with each other and with you, even if you are at the other side of the globe. Examples include controlling your thermostat while you’re on holidays or locking your front door from the comfort of your bedroom.
Many believe that it is only a matter of time before smart wire technology is an everyday feature in every Australian home, but for now it can definitely help to add value to a home as it is seen as a very attractive feature to many homebuyers.