$100 - foscam for video monitoring from any iOS device ($2 thrid party app allows access); Free - Alarm.com app integrated with my home alarm system for remote access; Free- Uverse app that controls my cable remotely; $75 - Slingbox which streams my cable to any iOS device (app costs $15 one time fee); $60 - Harmony remote flawlessly controls Xbox, Cable, Receiver, TV, Bluray; $200 - Nest to control my AC/Heat free app on iOS devices; $150 - Lockitron to remotely unlock deadbolt on front door. Never cared to control lighting, but I know of a $200 system that will be available soon, and pretty much most things can be controlled if you look hard enough. 80K for that 1990's UI sounds like a waste to me. Most of the "high end" home automation systems I have seen come with the wort UI's, which in my opinion, I would rather fragment my automation by choosing the best interface for that process.
Here's What $80,000 in Home Tech Automation Looks Like
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