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Watch how an "Apple freak" automated his house for $80,000

0. phoneArena posted on 27 Nov 2012, 08:51

The possibilities are endless - from feeding your cat while on vacation, to broadcasting video stream if you take care of a child or an elderly parent, to warming up your driveaway in the expectations of a snowfall, not to mention the usual light and air temperature controls. For more information on the competing home automation systems and apps for your iOS or Android device, you can read our dedicated article here...

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posted on 27 Nov 2012, 08:57 23

1. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 904; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

I've said it once and i'll say it again. Some people just have way too much money on their hands.

I just wish i were one of those people..

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 09:43 13

7. McLTE (Posts: 922; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

When people do this kind of stuff, it brings this technology to the forefront and gets people talking and looking..

Companies notice and start putting out products for the "regular" consumers to adopt. It's a good thing.. just glad I'm not shelling out the 80k!

This is a much better use of this kind of money.. would you rather he spent 80K on a diamond encrusted iPhone case? Or 500K on a car?

This is cool stuff.. even if on Apple products. :P

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 14:36 3

12. Nickmfnjackson (Posts: 101; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)

I'd rather spend 80k on a car...

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 20:34 2

15. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

I wonder how well Android will fare on this? NFC locks, bluetooth CCTV, so many things that Apple can't even scratch the surface.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 17:59 2

14. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

this guy aint only a freak but dumb as well :)
thats just wasting money!!!

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 18:33

19. lsutigers (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)

He called awnings an ottoman...WTF???

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 08:59 19

2. galokjai (Posts: 36; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)

what happens when the power goes out

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 09:19 17

5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4321; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

The iPad's battery will manage the whole house for a minute!! :P

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 12:01 7

10. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)

Then it's back to 1800's technology: candles, bonfires and all...lol

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 15:04 1

13. JC557 (Posts: 1794; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

NBC's Revolution! =P

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 09:02 1

3. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)

Thats what I call Smart House

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 00:56 1

17. XYZ360 (Posts: 53; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)

not smart at all what i sees is just a wireless remote to turn on/off things

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 09:07 1

4. byazatt (Posts: 298; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

I tend to believe they have some power backup of some kind if they are willing to go all this far man.

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 08:13 1

18. galokjai (Posts: 36; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)

power generators last for a week, month, or even a year? I think they run on fuel. What if there is no fuel like Hurricane Sandy?

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 09:33 5

6. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

no life and waste of money

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 10:26 5

8. jskrenes (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

Says the guy whose moniker is "techguy22" posting on an internet article :)

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 10:29 2

9. jskrenes (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

Interesting. As more people adopt these things, the price is sure to go down. Also, I'll bet if you're building a new home, you could cut that 80K by half or more if you were to build it into the home from the start as opposed to retrofitting the home.

Eventually it'll be a standard thing to install in a home, and you'll be able to go to Menards and buy home automation kits that cost just a few hundred, or a few thousand if you want the apple logo on your thermostat.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 12:58 6

11. deviantirish79 (Posts: 26; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)

Sadly he spent way to much on the system. We automated a full sports bar for $25K.
We control lights, ceiling fans, and heat.
Also 83 TV's independantly, 12 DirecTV boxes independantly, 8 Zone Sound system, and a Blue-Ray Player. Along with a 1000 command macro.
And we only use one app so there is no switching between them.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 09:49

20. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)

Yeah, he did. Someone will be taking a looong Tahiti vacation with all the dough they made on him. As they say, there's a sucker born every minute...lol

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 22:44

16. Thephonegeek (Posts: 118; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)

Is there an apple fridge and washing machine?

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