Homeowners are joining the home automation movement, starting with appliances that connect to your mobile phone via the internet through to complete integrated systems such as C-Bus.
And real estate agents say buyers are now expecting certain innovations such as internet points throughout the home.
The take up of smart home technology is modest, mainly due to cost, but new national figures show it is on the rise.
The number of home automation-related jobs rose 37 per cent in January to April compared with the same period last year, according to figures from home improvement website Hipages.com.au.
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