Different home automation solutions
have been around for some time with X10
being one of the more commonly known systems out there.
Consisting of a number of components that work together to control lights, appliances or your home theater via remote, motion sensor or even pc, almost anyone with a desire to have some level of intelligent control over their home electronics and appliances can put in one of these systems. If you have taken the plunge with home automation we would love to hear your reasons for doing so in the comments.
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