Do I need a personal computer to use home automation? Text

You don’t need a computer to automate systems in your home like lighting, security and entertainment equipment.

A “smart” home can be fully automated and accessible via computer, or very basic, with just a few lights synchronized to turn on and off with the push of a single button.

Large-scale home automation usually operates with computer software, but if you just want to control a few things throughout the home, you can do that with a console that works sort of like a TV remote control or a thermostat.