Complete home automation may sound complex and expensive, but many systems are surprisingly affordable and simple to install. For just a minute, let your imagination wonder. Imagine what it would be like to have automatic lighting control, video surveillance accessibility and thermostat control and be able to control everything from your cell phone. Increase your home’s energy efficiency by remotely powering off systems and appliances when they aren’t in use. In addition to the standard home automation products that give you active control, some products actively monitor systems and arm the homeowner with knowledge, insight and guidance to achieve greater control and energy efficiency. Complete home automation systems have many security benefits. As mentioned, they allow you to check in on your home from a remote location, giving you true peace of mind. Some systems will let you interact with your home security system, providing you with the ability to arm and disarm your home remotely.