10 Inventive Home Automation Applications

Here are some ideas for home automation projects you probably didn’t even know existed :). My favorite was the external temperature sensor :). Living in California I always had the problem of the AC running when it was a few degrees cooler outside.


To solve this, all we did was connect a Card Access contact switch with an external temperature sensor. An event of the temperature reaching 73 degrees outside turns off the thermostat and flashes the lights to signal it’s time to open the windows.