New to smart homes? Here's what to do first.

Speak to a home automation specialist

If you're designing a home, you speak with an architect. If you're building a house, you speak with a builder. And, if you're thinking about home automation, you speak with a home automation specialist.

Like architects and builders, your home automation specialist is an industry professional.

They can help you to discover:

  • What is possible with smart homes
  • Which technology is required to achieve your desired results
  • How to get the best outcome for your budget

Your specialist can take you through the ins-and-outs of what it takes to create a smart home, as well how smart home technologies can enhance your home living. They can also answer any queries you may have regarding home automation while providing professional feedback on your ideas.

That's why we say, when it comes to home automation for beginners, Australians should start by speaking with a specialist.

To speak with a home automation specialist today contact ITA online or call 03 9761 8700

What to ask your specialist about

Broadly speaking, home automation technologies can be broken up into five categories. Energy, entertainment, environment, enrichment, and efficiency. Here's a little information about each.

1. Energy
Smart home energy technologies allow you to reduce your home's running costs by optimising your energy usage and by minimising wastage of electricity, gas etc.

2. Entertainment
Entertainment is the fun stuff. Home theatre. Multi-room music. Internet streaming services. Anything that enriches and enhances your home entertainment experience.

3. Environment
Environmental controls give you the freedom to control everything in your home from your smartphone, computer, or tablet. This includes lighting. Security. Climate and more

4. Enrichment
Smart home technology should enrich your life. Whether that's through the convenience of automation, enhancement of entertainment, or peace-of-mind from security.

5. Efficiency
Smart home efficiencies take care of everyday tasks via automation and simple controls. So you can spend less time on chores and more time on what matters.

Home automation for beginners, choosing your products

Choosing which types of products are right for you will depend on your needs, as well as what you want to achieve with home automation.

Here are five smart home solutions and the products typically associated with them.

SolutionProduct 1Product 2Product 3


Home theatre and TV

Multi-room music

Streaming services


Super fast Internet


Content streaming

Climate control



Curtain control


Custom ambience

Central control

Lighting automation


CCTV cameras



"Like architects and builders, your home automation specialist is an industry professional."

team outside lineWhy choose ITA for home automation

At Integration Technologies Australia (ITA) we are your local experts in smart homes.

Whatever you want to do with your smart home, we can help you to do it with a tailored solution that matches your needs, special requirements, and budget.

We are:

  • One of the most trusted names in the field of integrated technology
  • A multi-award winning company with a proven track record
  • Qualified and experienced in the field of home automation technologies

But don't just take our word for it. We're accredited by trusted industry bodies like the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), and the Schneider Electric EcoXpert Programme.

Whether you're after general information on home automation for beginners or exact details regarding specific products or services, we can provide you with the expertise you need.

Find out more about ITA online or call 03 9761 8700