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Some useful tips on customising keypad automation in your smart home

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Some useful tips on customising keypad automation in your smart home

Customising your keypads enables you to pick and choose your lighting scenes to your personal preference. The keypad allows you to simply press one button to control multiple devices in your home simultaneously and it’s one of the most captivating features in any integrated home.


Keypads allow you to have quick control of your favourite scenes. For example, a ‘Goodnight’ button can turn all the lights off, lock the doors and arm the alarms, all at once.


Customising your keypads is a great way to personalise your automation system and mould it into something that’s uniquely yours. And don’t fret if a year later you’re ready for a change. Buttons can be popped off and replaced for newly engraved pieces.


If you are thinking about specialised custom keypad in your integrated home, here are a few tips to think about:


  1. Think about how you use each room and what keypad would be best fitted. Each keypad can include 1-6 buttons in various configurations. For example, if you have a keypad in your kitchen, what are you wanting it to do? Turn the cooker overhead on? Turn the lighting on? Or even play your favourite playlist?


  1. It’s important to name your keypad buttons in a way that makes sense to you and your household. Obvious the better, for example, ‘Pendants’ to turn your lighting on and off, ‘Playlist’ to play your favourite tracks or ‘Room Off’ to shut everything down in that room.


  1. You may want to consider automated sense to make your life that little bit easier. For example, you could have a lighting scene set to come on at dusk for when you arrive home for work or have your lighting dim on and off at certain times of the day even if you are around the world. You may also want to consider a sense to have the lighting automated so that when someone enters the room, the lights automatically come on. This works extremely well for bathrooms.


So, that was just a few tips to help you along the way when customising your keypads for your integrated home.

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