Here's What $80,000 in Home Tech Automation Looks Like

Whoa, check out what happens when someone throws some serious dollars at the task of incorporating home-automation into their home. The Wall Street Journal spotlights the West Hollywood, CA home of Savan Kotecha 34-year-old songwriter and vocal producer at TV show, "The X Factor"...

The House Runs on Autopilot:

"It was totally worth it," says Mr. Kotecha, who admits he's thinking about installing even more high-tech features to his house.

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The Apple iPad is the control nexus of Kotecha's home automation kingdom, with remote controllable security cameras accessible from home and afar, remote open/close window shades, and of course media center options. Nearly everything in his home is adjustable via an Crestron iPad app. Impressive, but for normal budgets off-the-shelf home automation solutions like the Belkin WeMo system or an online accessible Logitech security camera system might be more within the bounds of your bank account.

More photos and details about the $80,000 high-tech home makeover over at The Wall Street Journal's High-Tech Home page.

Another home automation dream house.

(Video: The Wall Street Journal - Image: Crestron)