Many imagine that home automation is either a fantasy or expensive. Thankfully, the technology does exist to control most elements of the home and the market is full of easy to install and affordable solutions.


With a few products, you can automate your lights, heating and power and control them using your smart device from anywhere in the world. You can even control your home cinema system from your phone.


In addition to the many affordable DIY home automation systems, there are several high-end brands with cost a small fortune. You can even add voice control. “Alexa, hold my beer!”