What is Home Networking or Home Automation?

Home networking and home automation are catch phrases that mean different things to different people. As of yet, there is no universal definition of these terms.

When professionals talk about home networking and home automation, they are referring to the ability to integrate televisions, lighting, home entertainment, sound, heating controls, home security systems and many appliances and other systems through a centrally-controlled network.

These systems are custom-designed and allow the homeowner the convenience, time-saving and cost-saving benefits of controlling electronics through a central control, or even remotely. Imagine as your driving into your garage, the lights in your house come on and your favorite music starts to play...or you push one button as you leave for work and the security system engages, your thermostat automatically lowers to your away from home temperature setting and all of your lights automatically go off...just imagine...