We've seen a lot of DIY home automation projects over the years, but Instructables user electronichamsters shows off one of the most complete systems we've seen yet. With it, you'll be able to monitor just about everything in your house.
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Our homes are going to become only smarter in the future. You don’t have to be a technical genius to automate things around your home. My Alarm Center has put together an infographic that covers the benefits of home automation: