Your house – hate to break it to you – is dumb.
Unless you’ve installed a truly Bill Gates-ian array of biometrics, the house lights still need switching.
The house temperature still needs adjusting.
Crash your car through the living room: house ain’t gonna call anyone.
The way this works is pretty simple: place the sensors around the house (they detect temp, motion, light, etc.), then set up “if this, then that” rules via an iPhone app.
For example, WigWag can:
Turn the lights on or open a garage door if it detects motion.
Send you an e-mail alert when the weather changes.
Switch off an outlet remotely.
And log all your motions to cloud-based storage.
That ain’t dumb.