What is smart home automation?

Smart home automation is where interior design meets technology for a better way of life. It can revolutionise your home in Sheffield and can change the way you live forever.

A smart home system allows you to bring together lots of other smart devices, such as lights and blinds, security cameras, audiovisual equipment and more, working on one central system for maximum control. Instead of operating independently of each other, they’re able to use the same system to function in unison. 

The number of homes in Sheffield with standalone smart gadgets is increasing gradually, but a fully automated, professionally installed smart home system is still an exclusive luxury to enjoy. Let’s take a look at the different aspects of smart home automation.


  • Lighting

  • Lighting is a crucial element of every home, but when the lighting is used more efficiently, it brings a range of benefits. With the simple touch of a button, on the wall or in an app, you can quickly adjust your lighting depending on the situation and/or mood. These lighting scenes can be pre-installed or customised however you like and can trigger however you choose. Lighting isn’t all about artificial lights either. With blinds linked up to the smart home system, you can automate them to make the most of the natural daylight.

  • Heating and Energy

  • Smart home automation gives you greater control over your home and heating, cooling and energy consumption are no exception. You can use a smart home system to activate heating or cooling only when it is needed, thereby saving you money. Temperature can be controlled via an app or device, room by room, and the smart home will do what it needs to achieve the temperature required. It can even be programmed to turn off automatically when you leave the room or turn on when you are in proximity. For example, if you commute from Sheffield, you might want to have the heating programmed to switch on 15 minutes before you arrive home from work in the winter.

  • Security

  • Regardless of whether you are in Sheffield or elsewhere in the world, you’ll want peace of mind that your home is safe and secure. A smart home system connected to security devices can really boost your home security and give you the confidence you need. For example, you’ll be notified the moment anything unusual is detected via the CCTV or sensors around the home. With the right equipment, you can even engage in conversation with people at the door or on the grounds of your Sheffield property.

    Enhanced control over elements of the home such as lighting means you can also activate gadgets whilst away from the home to give the impression that the home is currently occupied.

Home Entertainment

Whilst Sheffield has its theatres, scenery and Meadowhall for entertainment, it’s so much better when you can enjoy things in the privacy of your own home or with family and friends. Whilst we can’t bring live Crucible theatre performances to your home, we can certainly deliver impressive 4K video and high-quality audio throughout the house. 

Enjoy your favourite music or your favourite film in every corner of the home with multiroom audio and visual equipment. Through automation and expert design, screens and speakers can be concealed within the walls or ceiling and appear if needed, giving the room a sleeker, more modern appearance.

Professional Installations in Sheffield by Finite Solutions

Finite Solutions have delivered luxury smart home projects for clients for over 20 years. Our team of qualified experts have the knowledge and experience to combine different smart home elements together for the best home living experience possible. In addition, we’re not tied to any specific manufacturers during our installations which means we can quote and install all the technologies you require for your project.

With your carefully chosen smart home equipment installed on one single system, Finite Solutions can help make your bespoke smart home dream come true. It’s normally best to have a smart home installation during renovation works or a new build, but we are also able to work on other homes in Sheffield too. 

As a business, we operate throughout the UK, including Sheffield with offices in both Leeds and Cheadle.

Wanting to start your project with Finite Solutions?

Are you based in the Sheffield area and interested in a luxury smart home installation? Our Leeds showroom is only an hour away from Sheffield, where we invite you to come and experience a smart home for yourself. All the research in the world doesn’t compare to the feeling you get when using the system yourself. 

Whilst there you’ll get a chance to speak to our smart home experts and ask any questions you may have about your own project. Alternatively, you can contact us and a member of our team will be happy to help.