As a very basic definition of home automation you could consider it to be anything that is able to be controlled in your home. If you have a remote or you have automatic control over the operation of devices within your home, you have home automation.
Today’s standards are high. There are actually a number of different ways that you can install this type of automation into your home. What’s important to know is that most of the automation that you will do will not require hard work. It won’t require tearing apart your home or spending thousands of dollars on a simple system.