As technology evolves, you can control more aspects of your property. Each component in now has the ability to work in conjunction with other components and systems. For instance, you can program your lights with your security system. Or, if an alarm is triggered, a message can be sent to all household mobile phones or other wireless devices. Information can be passed between different devices, and processes can be put in place without the need for resubmitting the information or repeating certain actions manually.
You can set your heating or cooling to come on depending on the amount of sunlight outside or if the thermostat senses activity in the home. If the weather gets bad outside, you adjust your settings as needed to counter the weather condition.
You can sequence lighting to operate depending on activity in or around your home. If you arrive home in the dark, your property can be lit before you get out of your car and your multi-room audio system begins to play as you enter the house.