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smart light switches are available, should you be so inclined. For many, the front door is not something used daily, as we pull into the garage and go in the side entrance. Garage door remotes can also be finicky and run low of battery power at the oddest (and sometimes most inconvenient) times.
pre-order back in late-July, however while the bit about them shipping is positive, there will be some initial disappointment for Android users.
Home automation is not an entirely new concept, however it is one that seems to be growing at a rather decent rate. Not to mention, the home automation options appear to be getting easier and easier in terms of setup and use. They also appear to be getting down to price points that many would consider affordable.
Home automation seems to be a growing topic these days. There are some available third-party options that are able to be controlled using your smartphone or tablet, however it looks like Samsung and HTC may be working on something with ZigBee. The ZigBee Alliance has a standard set of protocols and they include being able to control items such as switches, lights and heating controls.
AT&T has officially launched their Digital Life home management and automation system today. This initial launch will bring support for select markets and with features that touch on everything from security to remote access. The Digital Life setup will allow users to do things such as remotely unlock a door, turn on a light and adjust the thermostat from their Android running smartphone or tablet.