Raising Your House's IQ

A new breed of automation devices can provide homeowners with increased security, convenience, and energy efficiency -- at a price

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We've all had it. That sinking feeling, some time after departing from home, when we can't remember whether we've dimmed the lights, shut off the sink, or turned off the iron. Too often, it's followed by a call to a trusted neighbor, or worse, a return trip. What if you could use a cell phone to close the spigot or turn off appliances? Better yet, what if your home was smart enough to handle the tasks on its own?

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