There’s lots of home automation systems kicking around, but CHAD (Central Home Automation Director) from Improving Tomorrow looks quite neat. The software interface looks very cool and understandable and the product seems to have combined a fully integrated set of features without the usual compromises. Check out the demos and interactive trial. Modular packages range from $190.00 and $9.00 a month for Web access, which is a lot cheaper than the Pluto system too!
‘For each family member or individual users, your assistant will provide Email/Mobile alerts, personal contact directory, announcements, event calendar, and shopping list capabilities … while on the go!’