What is Smart Home Automation

Smart home automation gives you access to control devices in your home with a touch of a button or from a mobile device anywhere in the world. Program lights, appliances, electrical outlets, heating and cooling systems to turn on or off at certain times. From a home security perspective, this also includes your alarm system, and all of the doors, windows, locks, smoke detectors, surveillance cameras, and any other sensors that are linked to it.


Turn your switches on or off automatically or even set different moods to suit your needs. I-TOUCH<sup>®</sup> will make you feel that your home is looking out for you.


Are you interested in home automation, but think it’s too complex and too expensive to implement in your home? Think again. Sure, the idea may sound overwhelming, out of reach perhaps, but in the past decade, the concept of automation has become increasingly more attainable and realistic for home-owners. We attribute this growth to the widespread interest and acceptance of portable Wi-Fi devices, like smartphones and tablets. The more people make these devices part of their everyday lives, it’s a natural progression they’ll see the benefit in connected home automation technologies as well.


With smart home technology that activates lights and appliances, I-TOUCH® can automatically turn lights on at a low level and provide safe and energy efficient passage in the middle of the night or reduce heating and cooling requirements with blinds that automatically close when the temperature reaches a certain point.


i-TOUCH® allows you to complete multiple tasks, with the touch of a button. Pre-programmed scenes make life a breeze – whether it’s getting everyone up and out in the morning (blinds up, coffee machine on), entertaining guests (lights dimmed), or bedtime (down-lights off, blinds closed). Pre-set scenes simplify your routine.


Accidents at home are more common than you might think, so it pays to reduce risks by using the Child Safety Lock or Do Not Disturb feature on the I-TOUCH® panels, which prevents unwanted button operation or lockout of button operation during set times.


While 34% of a typical energy bill goes toward lights and appliances, a full 25% of the electricity bill is spent on just lights and appliances that you forgot to turn off. I-TOUCH® will reduce your energy usage just by simply turning off lights and appliances when you don’t need them on with ON/OFF timers, motion detectors, and smart notifications.


I-TOUCH® is the first glass plate, multi-coloured LED indicator series that seamlessly integrates automation. Unlike other home automation systems, I-TOUCH® relies primarily on the connection of a device to your local WI-FI network as a means of interfacing with the system and only when a local WI-FI connection is not detected does it switch to 4G cloud-based service. The result is immediate and reliable switching.

Connected Switchgear products have received Australia by Design Innovation recognition.