Hoasis is designed for people who don't have to ask how much it costs. The home automation and security system waters your garden and switches off all your lights for you letting you avoid getting your hands dirty with such “menial chores”.

The system, from BPT Security Systems supports up to 48 timer devices to control up to 100 lights, temperature in 20 areas, irrigation, blind and shutter automation, and even gas and water supply. Like everything these days, it can also be controlled via text message through your mobile phone.

It comes with 16 programmable scenarios to operate certain features as you enter or leave the building, or when you go to bed. Control is through a “simple” touchscreen unit.

And yes, if you're worried about the cost, you probably can't afford it. If it sounds like your cup of tea, call 01442 230 800.