Finnish Dad Builds Networked Home All by Himself

Finnish Dad Builds Networked Home All by Himself

Sonia Zjawinski
Mar 9, 2010

You've gotta love a dad who understands that his kids are into gaming and therefore need to be able to be connected at all times. Gaming isn't the only reason Jari Arkko fully networked his home near Helsinki, Finland, though. Being able to monitor everything in the home makes him feel like he has more freedom.

The home's diagnostics, from heating, electricity use, and even possible water leaks, are all monitored throughout the home via a rig of servers Jari set up himself. He says his networked home allows him more freedom, but we wonder how much he ends up tethered to the computer maintaining his system?

via Bob Villa

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