The House on Autopilot
Really informative article on just how far Home Automation has come, and how easy it is. I can definitely only see this getting bigger & better, as more people realize the power of it. That is...until the technology rises against us & then decides to lock us in our house with the lights off...damn you robot for being able to read lips!
"Mr. Bowen automated the fish tank by adding a small box, about the size of a deck of cards, between the light and the wall socket. The box essentially becomes the light switch, turning it on or off in response to remote signals. A basic model sold directly from X10 (www.x10.com) lists for $13.99. Installing one of these switch boxes is about as easy as installing a light timer or a three-for-one power strip — simply plug it in to a wall outlet, and then connect it to the device you want to control."
Read the rest here.