The use of technology and automation in the home can help create living spaces that are convenient and energy efficient, that minimize the potential for accidents, and result in a house that is able to adapt to life's changes. Home automation provides many benefits to people with physical, sensory and mental disabilities, allowing them to live more independently. This article describes systems and devices that can control elements of your home environment such as, lighting, appliances, telephones, home security and mechanical entry and safety systems. (© 2008 CMHC, Revised 2016)

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March 31, 2018