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Smart Home Automation

The phrase ‘The Internet of Things’ has been talked about since 1999, although the idea of connecting and connected devices has been around since the 1970’s.

Today the reality of the ability of computer systems or software to exchange and make use of information is all around us. Interoperability has been developed between devices that are produced by different manufacturers. This intelligence enables groups of devices or machines to operate in conjunction with, or independently of each other, depending upon how you set up your system.

The functionality has grown beyond turning on your heating from the train, or closing the curtains by flicking a switch and has become a methodology for managing the resources that your home or office consumes and, improving that performance. A fully integrated system will provide all the entertainment value that you want but and some would say more importantly, it will provide you with accurate information in real time regarding any aspect of power, water, temperature, humidity and or air quality that you choose to interrogate.

The result of this is your opportunity to make more of less.

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Carbon Conscience

It’s important that we are aware of our impact upon the environment and that we play our part in slowing global warming. Once you have installed the SaveSum system you will increase your energy efficiency and reduce your carbon footprint by monitoring and adjusting your energy and water usage.

Flexibility & Convenience

If you are looking for increased convenience and a greater degree of control over other devices in your home, you can also automate the control of lighting, climate, entertainment systems and appliances. It is just as easy to incorporate home security, such as access control and alarm systems.

Home automation is the ability to program and schedule events for the devices on your network. As each item has its own IP address, you can have control of your appliances and services in your home from a mobile device whenever you want from wherever you are.

Optimum Energy Performance

You can have total control and convenience to manage and monitor the operating systems in your house and garden. The ability to maximise energy usage by reducing the consumption of unattended devices, improve appliance functionality and potentially, lead to reduced electricity bills.

Over time, the data that you receive will build into a profile that will enable you to adjust the energy usage of your devices, which will lead reduced electricity bills.

Peace of Mind

There is an additional benefit also which is the increased security for loved ones that are under your roof or, under their own. By having sight of and control over your lighting, heating and power usage at your fingertips, you will be able to monitor any appliance that may have been left on, which may be unsafe and will certainly be a waste of energy and money. You can also track individual appliances so you can see whether Mum has used the kettle in the morning or the microwave at lunchtime.


Remember that when you decide to sell your smart home, a digital Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) should increase the value of the property as the granular information across all the weather conditions and seasons is rarely available. This new EPC should increase the property value by up to 10%.

You will be selling a home that is energy efficient and carbon conscious as well as offering the occupant increased convenience, comfort and peace of mind.