A control system consists of pushing a button on a phone (e.g., changing the thermostat in your home or turn on your oven to preheat at 4:00 PM at 400°) to activate a single action. Automation is pushing one button, and a sequence of events occur simultaneously (e.g., Putting the house in “good night” mode – the blinds close, the temperature is adjusted, dead bolts on the doors are locked, the alarm system is activated, and the coffee pot is set to brew first thing in the morning). That’s automation.