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Custom Automation: 5 Devices You Need to Have

With how technology is evolving, you may have come across devices working on their own. Cars like the Tesla can drive themselves, and fireplace inserts can warm a room by themselves.  Nowadays, you can add a little flavour to the field of automation to get certain results. Basically, you can now tailor automation processes to suit your needs. That is what we call custom automation. 

To help you navigate through this, we have compiled a list of devices that you need in such instances. Here are five devices you should enjoy custom automation features.

  1. August Smart Lock

August Smart Lock is one of the top locks in the market. This spectacular piece of technology comes with numerous features. One of these distinguishing features is the Wi-Fi capability. With this, you can monitor and control this particular lock from anywhere. The August Smart Lock also works with Alexa and Voice Commands. With this, you can just say the word, and the door lock will implement your instructions.

Custom Automation: Here you can configure it so that it locks/unlocks itself. Of course, a certain condition needs to be met before anything happens. An excellent example is setting the time period that it should be left open. Once this specific time has expired, the door locks itself.

2. Philips Hue Smart Lighting

Philips Hue is one device that you should have in your bid for custom automation. But before we get to custom automation, let us talk about one incredible feature. The Philip Hue smart light supports Bluetooth. This comes with various benefits. One of them is the fact that you can control it wirelessly using your smartphone. It also makes the device easy to install.

Custom Automation: Here, you can set the bulb to switch on or off automatically in certain situations. A good example is setting it to switch on when you get home and off when you leave.

3. Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler

Technology experts have made their way into the water sprinkler market. By this, they have devised smart sprinkling devices. An excellent example is the Rachio 3 Smart sprinkler. This easy to install device comes with amazing capabilities. From Goodge Assistant to Nest and Samsung Smart Things, with Rachio 3, you can do so much more.

Custom Automation: Here, custom automation comes into play when creating schedules. You can customise the number of times the sprinkler should supply water to your garden. That is not all; the customisation can also take place in regard to certain weather changes. It all depends on what you want.

4. Sonos One Speaker

Sonos One is one of the best speakers in the market. One thing that makes it a top choice is the fact that it comes with a brilliant sound. Furthermore, Sonos One can also be controlled using one’s voice and smartphone. 

Custom Automation: Here, custom automation is linked to so many things. One phenomenon is the music that plays according to different settings. An example is customising the speaker to play salsa immediately you walk in. 

5. iRobot Roomba i7+

Cleaning has never been easier now with the introduction of the iRobot Roomba i7+ into the market. This smart cleaner comes with an imprint smart mapping feature. With this, the device is able to memorize the layout of the house. This makes clean an easy and quick process after the device finishes memorising. Of course, we cannot forget the dual multi-surface rubber brushes.  These brushes can clean anything without getting tangled up, including pet hair.

Custom Automation: Here, custom automation involves selecting the cleaning schedules. If you would want it to clean twice a day at certain times that is exactly what you will do.


Custom automation is something many people across the globe want nowadays. This is because it makes everything much easier and fun. To enjoy such perks, you should purchase devices with such functionalities. 

How you choose to customise them after purchase is all on you. Of course, all of this can get a bit confusing. That is why at Technology on Tap, we are here to help. 

If you would like any kind of assistance on technology-related issues, call us on (02) 9517 1726.

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