Those TV ads for Telstra Smart Home and Google Home sure do make home automation look easy and fun, however the reality is that it does require some planning.

Firstly look beyond the gimmicks and consider what functions you could like to have automated in your home…and why.
For example if you’re away from the house quite often, having lights and blinds that can be operated remotely can be great for security.

Your next step is to speak to someone that sells the technology.  There are quite a few different solutions on the market and while some of it is DIY ‘plug and play’, many of the advanced features will involve professional installation by a qualified electrician.

Telstra Smart Home

Google Home