The Internet of Things has made it easier than ever to set up a smart home in which you can remotely control your lighting, media, climate, and your home alarm system. But do you know that there are other essential areas to automate in your home? That is the essence of this piece!

In this article, we will present to you the top 5 home automation ideas for 2021. Of course, you know how beneficial the system is based on the few areas you have automated in your home. With these ideas, you will surely enjoy more convenience, reduced energy bills, and other benefits of home automation.

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Home Automation

A smart home system can be used to monitor your home and provide your family with greater piece of mind, whether you are at home or away.

Here are five ways to protect your family with smart home systems:

  1. Use voice commands to allow or prevent people from entering your home.
  2. Receive notifications if doors and windows are left open.
  3. Open your garage door to different heights, so that you can receive deliveries when you are away.
  4. Use your phone to monitor your systems at any time, from anywhere.
  5. Choose who and when access is allowed to your garage door. No spare keys or remotes needed for whenever your family or housekeeper may arrive.

Steel-Line’s Powermesh garage door controller is a simple and affordable home automation solution that can open or close your garage door with hands-free convenience with the Google Assistant.

Light Automation

Light automation is important for illumination, and energy conservation. A standard light automation can turn your lights on when it gets dark or when you get home. You can also switch up the entire mood of your home using advanced lighting systems. 

Here are some examples of how light automation can help you change the way you see your home:

  1. Use a simple voice command to control all of the lights in your home.
  2. Set up variables or modes, such as away mode, sleep mode, party mode and baby sit mode.
  3. Use a smart dimmer switch to dim the lights slowly in your house around bedtime.
  4. Use a motion sensor or door sensor to automate bathroom or hallway nightlights.
  5. Use an auto off timer to set a time to turn the lights off. It can make simple things unforgettable.

The Powermesh Light Switch can be connected to Google Assistance, allowing you to use your smartphone to control your lights when you are away through a simple touch or voice command.

Smart Energy

Coming home to a burst water pipe can certainly ruin your day, which is where smart water sensors come in handy.

Water sensors will help you catch the leak before you get home. It sends you a notification to your smartphone as soon as anything is detected.

This gives you enough time to get the plumber out, and home before your house is underwater.

You may download the free Zimi app from the App Store or Google Play, and use Zimi’s schedule feature to automatically turn your devices on or off any day or time. With the Zimi app installed on your smart phone or tablet, you will be able to instantly see the real cost in dollars and cents of each every device and achieve energy saving.


Smart Temperature Control

In-house climate automation can control your heating system, air conditioning, ceiling fans, humidity sensors, smoke detectors and more. This not only results in creating a comfortable living environment but also help save on your energy bill.

With a humidity sensor, the bathroom fan can be automatically turned on when you take a shower or when the humidity gets over 80%.

Programmed ceiling fans are able to turn on and off at predetermined scheduled times. You can program your ceiling fans in several ways: install a smart fan, convert an existing “dumb” fan, install a smart fan switch, or add a smart bridge for fans. With a Powermesh fan controller switch, not only do you gain voice and remote control, but you can also decrease the energy consumption of your home year-round, saving you money regularly.


Smart Entertainment System

Are you an avid entertainer wanting multi-room media streaming or music in every room? Entertainment purposes include distribution of media and audio to different zones in your house with the capabilities to play separate channels, play different sources in different zones. Automating your home theatre installation can help give you the highest quality video and audio throughout the house, for a sleek, discreet experience no matter which room you are in. This is a feature that is sure to impress friends and family, not to mention the neighbours. With a properly integrated entertainment system all these features will be able to work seamlessly, including the use of voice-guided commands.


The integration of the internet is one of the major factors responsible for the innovations taking place in smart home automation technology. With home automation technology, the possibilities are endless. Depending on your home and what you want to achieve, all of these ideas are possible.

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