What is an “automation”?

This is the programming within the smart home system that makes it “smart”.  It allows you to customise the outputs based on an initiating input, an input can be anything measurable or readable by the system. For example a pressure sensor in the floor, could detect when you wake in the morning and switch on the light for you and also start to make your morning coffee as you get ready for the day. Automations open up many opportunities to make your life easier, it only needs your imagination and our knowhow.