I am suprised that these systems(Home Automation)aren't more popular.
Mind you, they do entail quite a large investment, to install.
We had a system "sold" to our company, a couple of years ago, it was called a Connect-net system, used to distribute MATV,
Cable, Digital,MMDS signals, around a residential installation, it wouldn't have been so bad, but the components were so expensive,I could have built the same thing, for a tenth of the price.
The Boss was really keen on us installing these, he even had us install one in his house.
To date, this is the only one we have installed.
Although, they did bring out a Remote Control Extender network,security camera system, an internal Phone/Data system, like I said, it was just too dear for ordinary working people.
My Boss hates when I talk about the White Elephant, in his house,he paid far too much for it!.