It wasn’t long ago that ‘home automation’ meant an integrated oven-timer, or a garage door opener button. Many of us have grown up with the idea that more-involved home automation is cutting-edge stuff, with an associated hefty price tag. But so much has changed.

Home automation systems today are becoming standard modern conveniences. As the technology has progressed, prices have come down considerably making owning your own ‘smart home system’ much more affordable.

A smart home system is the broad term for the collection of things that can respond to your commands or presence. Your smart home might include your outdoor lights, garden irrigation, security system, heating, doors, gates, zoned interior lighting, TV, multi-roomed audio, bedside lamps, intercom… the list goes on. It’s possible to directly control each one of these individually from your phone or smart home system control device.

An especially useful and efficient function of home automation systems is the ability to change how power is used in the home. We can all imagine, on a cold & windy winter night, how nice it would be to be able to turn on the heat pump half an hour before you get home. Or for all the lights to automatically turn off when no-one’s home. Smart home systems like the renowned Control4 make these functions simple.

Security is naturally on another level with smart home systems. It’s possible to view any home security cameras real-time from an authorised device – most often your smartphone. Combine this with automated lighting and security, and you can have peace-of-mind and control over what’s happening at home, no matter where you are in the world.

If you have a need for automation in your home or business, K&M Electrical can provide you with a complete service, from design, installation and upgrades to servicing and support.

Light automation in Matua using control 4 for swimming pool and Gazebo.

Control4 Smart Home Systems

K&M Electrical work closely with Control4, NZ’s premium smart home system. Control4 seamlessly integrates tens of thousands of devices across hundreds of brands. Lighting, audio, intercom, security, climate control, and much more – all incorporated into your new Control4 Smart Home system with the latest technology.

A huge advantage of Control4 is its ability to scale from two devices to all the devices in your house. Start your home automation experience with a universal remote that can control your TV and stereo. Add some smart lighting and a remote door lock for your front door if you like. Talk to K&M Electrical about integrating all your systems on a larger scale, all under the same original Control4 system.

Commercial & Industrial

K&M Electrical offers design spec, project management, installation and support for commercial or industrial HVAC, CCTV, access control and energy saving systems. Our maintenance programs and support extend to system upgrades and servicing. We’ve got you covered.

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Based in Tauranga, we also cover the Western Bay of Plenty including Te Puke, Papamoa and Katikati.

Contact K&M Electrical for complete home & business automation services today.

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Matt - Owner of KM Electrical

K&M Electrical is an Tauranga based company owned by Matt Lombard, a registered electrician with over ten years experience in the industry. Give Matt a call on 0800 020 097 to discuss your job now.

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