Do you own a smart phone? If so, then imagine a smart house. One where you use an app to control your home's lights, temperature,
unlock doors, view security cameras, monitor family members and
pets, open/close shades, set alarms and alerts, and much more.
You can control everything using a smart phone app, a remote
control or a wall-mounted controller.
The base controller works similar to your wifi router, but
it operates on a different frequency so as to not interfere with
your Internet activities. All devices you add to your system
connect wirelessly to the controller, just like your laptops,
tablets, etc. connect to the wireless router.
Here are some local vendors who provide this technology
(known as Z-Wave):