Home automation is the ability to control devices with your security system. Turning on/off lights, coffee pots, TVs, thermostats, etc. Many actions can be programmed and controlled through the security system with various modules installed. With some features caution should be used to ensure proper operation. An example is: thermostats. If using thermostats that you can remotely control, it is adviseable to also install high/low temperature sensors to ensure that you do not accidentally burn or freeze your building/home.