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Home and building automation can be overwhelming at first but the rewards and enjoyment are endless. There are many components and options that combine to provide you with a seamless, smart system that is tailored for you, convenient and easy to use.

Automation is the key word. We all have good intentions of saving energy, but often lack the discipline to be consistent. Through programming, good intentions happen automatically.  You automatically reduce energy. One button can automatically cause a sequence of events.

My personal favourite automation buttons are:

-All off: Having a single button beside your bed to arm your alarm system; shut off all lights, TVs, and audio equipment; and lock the doors Ð giving you peace of mind just in case you left something on or open. When leaving a building, arm the alarm system and turn off predetermined lights
-Watch a movie: Using a single button on the remote, the TV, DVD player, and surround sound turn on; the lights dim or turn off; and the motorized blinds close
-Find the remote: A wall switch can cause the remote to ring
-Control hallway lights: Not just from the hallway switch, but also from other rooms
-Reduce light illumination: Program lights to illuminate at 75% to automatically save 25% energy
-Control window blinds based on the sun: Adjust motorized blinds automatically depending on the season i.e. keep heat inside in the winter months and out in the summer months
-One remote: Control all equipment and eliminate the DVD remote, TV remote, stereo remote, and cable box remote. Control all rooms or areas without having to be in that room or area
-Outdoor lights: Automatically illuminate at dusk and automatically turn off at a preset time
-Temperature Night set-back: Automatically adjust thermostat based on time
-Increase safety and conserve energy: Have lights automatically turn on in hallways or childrenÕs bedrooms, have lights or fans automatically shut off in an area

What would your favourite automation button be?

Cairn Control Systems Inc. has been designing and installing security and automation systems to homes and businesses in Mississauga for over 28 years. WeÕre ready to help reduce your carbon footprint!
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