Home Design Guides: Home automation

An energy management dashboard

Energy management systems

Energy management works best when you're able to see exactly how much is being consumed, and where it's being consumed. Find out what sorts of systems will help you to achieve this.

A smart power meter

Smart meters

If you'd like to feed electricity back into the grid, you'll need a bi-directional smart meter to do so. Find out how this process works, and what role the smart meter plays.

Energy management dashboards

Energy management dashboards or systems can be used in conjunction with smart meters to help monitor and regulate how electricity is used in your home.

A network attached storage device

Network Attached Storage (NAS)

High capacity network attached storage (NAS) devices are a great way to provide access to all of your media files, from anywhere you like.

Sub metering and smart water meters

See what the law says about water sub metering for apartment blocks, and using smart meters to assess and manage your water usage.

Smart home maintenance

Smart home maintenance

A little lateral thinking and the right setup will help you get far more from your A/V and home automation systems. Learn more about the best way to set up and maintain your connected home.