Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best brand for home automation?

Control4. Safe N Sound are Control4 Authorised Dealers & Certified Programmers based in Auckland, servicing New Zealand-wide projects. A Control4 Smart Home System puts you in control of your home technology, allowing touchscreen, keypad, voice, and app access. We work with you to create a smart home that’s uniquely yours. Whether it’s smart lighting, automated blinds, security and access, home entertainment or any of the above, we can make it work cohesively and customisable for a future-proofed home.

What is the average cost of a smart home?

To fully automate an average 4-bedroom, 3-bath home, you might spend up to $15,000. Luxury fully-connected homes run $10,000 to $150,000. Home automation includes lights, security, locks, thermostats and entertainment.

Does making your home a smart home add value?

Smart home technology can add to market value. Appraisers make what they call “adjustments” when they compare tech-enabled homes with similar but tech-deficient houses. Smart homes command higher prices and may be easier to sell.

Can I buy, install and programme Control4 myself?
In short – no. While a Control4 home automation system is easy for everyone in your house to use, the design is complex, linking multiple devices in your home to make it possible for them to communicate over a network.
What are the features of a smart home?
  • Advanced home network – An advanced home network acts as your smart home’s central nervous system, integrating the different components of your automated system so they work together. This is the most critical aspect of a well-functioning smart home.
  • Remote access – Depending on the customisations you choose, remote access can let you check in on your home through video surveillance, turn on the entertainment system for that in-law who can’t figure out the remote, and even unlock the door to let the dog-walker in — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Remote access can give you great peace of mind, and it’s incredibly convenient to have complete control while away.
  • Advanced security – While traditional home-security systems alert authorities in the event of a fire, break-in or other disasters, the advanced security of the automated home goes much further. For starters, many smart home surveillance systems can send intelligent notifications that differentiate between welcome guests and strangers. The best part is an advanced home security system, as part of your home automation installation, is fully customizable to your specific security needs.
  • Lighting control, automated window treatments – Together, lighting control and automated window treatments allow you to control every aspect of your home lighting and diminish unsightly wall clutter such as excessive switches. Lighting control systems are typically network-based, so a whole building can be controlled from one spot.
  • Distributed audio – Who doesn’t love to be in a home filled with music? Distributed audio makes that dream a reality, connecting multiple (or all, for the ambitious) rooms to your home network, putting the power to DJ your home right at your fingertips — and yes, it can integrate seamlessly with the other components of your smart home. With lighting and music under your full control, you can turn your living space into a complete club experience without flipping a switch.
What are home automation systems?
Home automation is a network of hardware, communication, and electronic interfaces that work to integrate everyday devices via the Internet. Each device has sensors and is connected through WiFi, so you can manage them from your smartphone or tablet whether you’re at home, or miles away.
Are smart homes a good idea?
Smart home ensures you save electricity and reduce your power and water bills. Often it is observed that lights remain on due to the laziness of standing up and turning them off. A smart home will allow you to turn off lights and other electronic items even when you are in bed and going to sleep.

What Services
Do We Offer

  • Smart Automation
  • Smart lighting
  • New home build electrical & lighting
  • Lighting & outlet upgrades
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Security Cameras
  • Video Doorbell & Intercom Systems
  • Alarms
  • Access Control Solutions
  • CCTV

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