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From remote control appliances to automatic interior lighting, home automation is becoming an increasingly attractive proposition for homeowners



How would you like to make your home start working for you? It's not science fiction – it's home automation, and it's available now.

What is home automation?

A growing number of kiwi homeowners are considering the use of automation technology to help with their everyday lives. From appliances that can be controlled through your smartphone to being able to check in on your house from anywhere in the world, research shows such technologies are becoming an increasingly important feature for a wide demographic of home owners.

Building a new home is the perfect opportunity for you to consider what automation technologies could best benefit your lifestyle.

A Control 4 smart home uses automation to coordinate the technology in your life into interactions within your home. With one touch you can dim the lights, play music, turn up the heat, lock the doors and arm the security system. Or, have your house respond to your schedule and needs without touching anything at all. Home automation should now be considered the new normal.


Control 4 systems co-ordinate virtually all the connected devices in your home to create a personalised experience with solutions that maximise your comfort, convenience, entertainment and peace of mind.


With a single remote you can control virtually everything in your media cabinet.

Consolidate all your audio and video equipment into a cupboard, creating a clutter free installation, while delivering superior sound and an incredible experience in every room.

Design a jaw-dropping home cinema that rivals any theatre by incorporating immersive high-resolution audio, high-definition video, best-in-class surround sound, an enormous smart TV or projection screen – you can even add customised lighting to complete the experience.

Change the way you listen to music – forever. Fill your entire home with music, or listen to a specific playlist in just one room.


Smart lighting is one of the biggest opportunities for you to subtly, but effectively, influence the ambience of your home and complement the aesthetics of its décor. Smart lighting is both beautiful and energy efficient.


Check in on things at home from wherever you are. Receive alerts when someone enters the house, or the alarm is tripped. Intelligent security puts peace of mind at your fingertips so you can rest assured all is safe.


Control humidity levels, automate shades, power on the hot tub on your way home, or program your entire house for maximum efficiency. Home automation is about living smarter and creating the new normal in your home. Talk to G.J. Gardner about how you can include up to the minute automation technology in your new home. G.J’s can help you build a home to be proud of, and one that you’ll want to show off!

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First published date: 01 September 2017

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