Electronics: Imagine having a home theater and whole-home audio system connected by the same interface. Connecting your home electronics can make your life a lot more convenient—especially if you often find yourself looking for the remote.

Indoor Comfort: You can also integrate your HVAC system into your smart home automation system. This can help ensure that you and your family members stay comfortable all year long and that you don't waste energy.

Lighting: Have your lights turn on automatically when you get home and off when you leave. Tell them to dim or turn off when no one is in the room. Turn off the whole house with one button when you go to bed.

Shades: Smart shades can open in the morning to let in light, then close in the afternoon to keep the heat out.

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