My wife and I are taking our first baby steps into home automation. She is absolutely in love with her Alexa enabled Echo and even has the smaller Tap in other rooms. Now she wants an HVAC thermostat to interface with them. Like I said, baby steps.

Our buddy Ken Taraszka has gone full out with whole home automation from Control4. Ken has controlled lighting, HVAC, his AV system and more. His approach is certainly not on the typical DIY scale.

Give the review a read.
Control4 EA-5 Home Automation System Reviewed

Anyone here use any type of home automation?