Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Home Automation "Hitting Its Stride"?

Home automation has always been very slick, but until recently has been very expensive and unreliable. Here's a piece from BusinessWeek covering some of the new systems available on the market, and the features that customers are asking for most. As you'll see, many of these systems now communicate wirelessly, so it will be interesting to see how well they will work as developers begin to offer these amenities in dense communities that might produce a lot of interference.

Prices are nearing the point of feasibility for many luxury developments in competitive markets, but the equipment should be designed into the building early on in the process, and it will be important to do some homework to understand which features will get the most positive responses from your potential residents.

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