mind, effortless entertainment, or comfort and convenience. Where to begin Home automation is modular. For you to enjoy home automation, it is not a must you fully automate your home. You can start with a single room which you consider to be more important to you. The room whose activities you wish to simplify or enhance first. Then you can add other home automation features with time. Even so, in most cases, people prefer starting atomizing their homes from their home theater rooms ( Hamdan, Shanableh, Zaki, Al-Ali, & Shanableh, 2019) . This enables them to control all their video and audio components and lights using a single remote. Home automation on existing and new homes With the high technology used in designing home automation systems, it is possible to install these systems to the existing home. This is because the home automation systems leverage standard-based wired and wireless technology. For instance, if one needs automated lighting throughout their homes, the automation lighting system is retrofitted to use the current house lights ( Hamdan, Shanableh, Zaki, Al- Ali, & Shanableh, 2019) . It will only require the placement of multipurpose keypads on the existing wall switches. When constructing houses to be installed with home automation, one does not need a special kind of wiring. The wiring to be done is similar to that done in any home. Home automation systems are
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