Smart Homes Let You Control Your House With Your Phone

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What can't a smartphone do nowadays? Well, check on more thing off the list: running the electronic components in your home.

TV station KTXL in Sacramento spoke with Kris Stringfellow, a local resident who uses his smartphone to control everything from his home security system to his thermostat. He can stream live surveillance footage of his home and even pan his camera remotely to get a better look at a potential intruder. "I get packages delivered -- I can tell when packages have arrived, and if someone decides to take them I can see who they are," he said.

Could it get any more convenient? Maybe -- if it could start the laundry or prepare a meal on its own. To learn more about smart homes, watch the video above.

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