An "automated home," "smart home," or "connected
home,” is a home with everyday products controlled by one single app.
With a couple clicks and swipes on your smart phone you can turn on your
lights, close your shades, and put on some music. You can control your
thermostat, door locks, and garage door. Your home can even tell you when
there's a water leak or frozen pipes, and make you aware of activity in your
home. For second homeowners this technology gives you piece of mind knowing
that your “smart” house can alert you and the proper authorities when problems