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    People have long viewed home automation--the ability to monitor, program, and control your home's lighting and entry locks, its heating and air conditioning, and other systems--as a technology that's "just around the corner." The Home of Tomorrow has been a fixture at state fairs, industry trade shows, and Disneyland; but for years it remained always a little out of reach, except for those people who could afford to invest tens of thousands of dollars to hire a professional to install a custom system.

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