Two Brilliant Home Automations Bring Year-Round Living in Your Home

Arc have long been market leaders and big fans for home automation systems like Creston Integrated Home Technology. The opportunities presented by recent home automation systems are amazing.

As an example, multi award-winning Hamilton and Whitianga builders, Urban Homes encouraged home builders to consider seasonal light, temperature, and weather patterns when they plan their new home. And when you walk through one of the show homes in Hamilton or Cambridge you can see why. The effect is amazing.

Automated Lighting Levels

Urban mentioned that there’s an abundance of lighting options to consider in the design of your home and getting it right for bright summer days or grey winter mornings is essential.

“Strategically placed lights are a simple and cost-effective solution. Dimmers allow you to adjust the brightness in a room while multi-level lighting fixtures, as seen in our Rivercove show home, enable you to control different light level outputs.”

These kind of enhancements to your build can be paired with Creston Integrated Home Technology, which can manage lighting, climate, shades, home entertainment, security, and more on a single platform.

creston lighting automation

The light and temperature in every space are always perfectly adjusted for every hour and every occasion

As ‘approved installers’ of the home automation systems in Hamilton, we can help you to manage your surroundings, limited only by your imagination.

You can enjoy preset lighting levels for the changing seasons, or even times of the day. For example, select your ‘Welcome Home’ scene to have all the lights turn on from your garage, hallway and through to the kitchen providing a well lit path inside your home. Alternatively, select ‘Goodbye’ scene to have all the lights, audio systems switched off and temperature settings reduced as you leave home, all with the press of one button.

Temperature and Ventilation

Urban also point out that temperatures are another variance of the seasons.

“Fireplaces, underfloor heating and air conditioning/heat pumps can be incorporated into your home’s design, along with Smart Technology and thermostat sensors.”

With Creston Integrated Home Technology, you are able to save energy by automating your lighting and air conditioning to provide service only when actually needed. Sensors throughout your home and time scheduling have enabled Hamilton and Waikato home owners to experience significant energy savings from their home automation system. And it can all be controlled from your mobile phone!

creston security and temperature control

Whatever you want, wherever you are, it’s a tap. Everything simply works the way you want it to every time.

Home Automation

Sound, lighting, warmth, other visual effects and sense of security all play a massive role in setting a scene and creating a mood. Creating and controlling the perfect scene is made easy with home automation.

Imagine your house welcoming you home from work by automatically lighting up, playing your favourite music and warmed to the perfect temperature. Or imagine the lights dimming and music playing a set playlist for a celebration – all controlled from an iPad or tablet. Talk to us about how to make your home more convenient and enjoyable.

As approved installers of Crestron automation systems, Arc have significant experience installing home automation and Hamilton and the Waikato. we’d love to show you what is possible and how simple it is to manage your surroundings.

Talk to us about the things you want automated in your home or business and we will show you how it’s possible.


If you want to visit Urban Homes show home in Hamilton or Cambridge to see their light and temperature control in action, you will find them at:

Hamilton: 12 Riverpoint Glade, Flagstaff, Hamilton

Cambridge: 5 Seachange Drive, Cnr Roto O Rangi Road & Seachange Drive, Cambridge


If you want to visit Urban Homes show home in Whitianga for inspiration, you will find them at:

Show Home: 7 Awatea Drive, The Waterways, Whitianga

Design Centre: 608 Port Road, Whangamata, 3620

Urban Homes show home in Whitianga