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Control4 Home Automation “adds value” to your home.

Control4 Home Automation “adds value” to your home.

Dear Reader,

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Director Mark Wray demonstrating control4 home automation

This month I would like to provide an insight into the benefits of home automation when it comes to “adding value” to your home.

The current unpredictable and often volatile property market has seen house prices falling by over 50% in some areas of the UK since 2007, stimulating a rise in home improvements from many homeowners whom seek to find new ways to add value to their homes.

Many homeowners would see building a conservatory or renovating the attic as ideal ways to add value, but I would like to suggest an alternative strategy. Through home automation there is an affordable way to not only add value to your home but also help reduce energy costs and enhance the comfort and living experience within your home with a simple click of a button.

Through installing a home automation system, you can “future proof” your home by installing a platform to integrate new technology and devices in the future. For example you may wish to install a lighting control system today, but the technology is then available if you wish to add heating control or multi-room audio at a later date. This has proved increasingly popular with customers looking to add value to their homes as it gives potential buyers a platform to build from in the future.

A standard installation will give home owners the freedom to integrate any home cinema, lighting control, heating control, smart security and multi room audio systems through one user friendly control panel. With all of this wonderful technology controlled using popular devices like an iPhone or iPad.

Installing a basic home automation system has become increasingly popular with property developers as demand for home automation has become the latest “must have” for any new build developments. This growth in popularity has been aided by smart technology becoming more affordable and accessible than ever before, with a basic home automation installation costing a fraction to what it had cost 5 years ago.

With energy reduction in the minds of many green pioneers, home automation can also provide carbon reduction and money saving benefits. For example heating and lighting control systems can save the average household up to 25% on their energy bills each year through monitoring and controlling temperature during the day and assuring lights are not left on unnecessarily.

Through using control4 home automation software to enable hardware synchronization, there are few limits to what can be achieved within your home or place of work. Whether it’s monitoring the temperature over summer months, dimming lights, checking your security cameras with your iPhone or even generating electricity through solar panel systems. Home Automation really can “bring your home to life” while also significantly enhancing its quality to a potential buyer.

With home automation being recognised now as more than just a “gadget” or “man toy” but instead as a cost saver, security necessity or even recognised as the sustainable future for housing – I believe you will generate far better added value for your money from installing a home automation system over other home development propositions.

So if you are looking to add value to your home or would like to bring your home to life? Why not give us a call for a free quotation on 0845 643 0762 or visit

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