Automated spaces for residential projects are a bit different from e.g. an office. In a residential environment everything comes down to convenience and easy-to-use. The system must provide you with full control of your home but must never get in your way. in short, the best way to tell whether the deployment of an automation system was successful is to measure the amount of fraction you meet in your everyday life against the convenience you get from it- if you don't recall using much time at your smart switches and touch panels, then chances are that the automation system is done right. in terms of what you can control the opportunities are endless. To name a few and some of the most common though, control of lights, blinds, curtains, AC, music, video, CCTV, access control(door locks), pool temperature, gate control, intercom etc. with the purpose to allow for everything to talk together.