MacWorld iWorld: Creston Lets You Control Your House From Your iPhone


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Creston has been showing off their new home/business automation system at MacWorld | iWorld. Creston’s system allows users to control lights, entertainment systems, electronic window blinds, and more, all from their iOS (or Android) devices.

Of course, the system doesn’t come cheap. The full home or business automation hardware setup runs in the neighborhood of $2,000. On top of that, the control app for the iPhone is another $99. At that price tag, the system is going to be of more interest to business customers than to most homeowners. Homeowners with Creston’s system installed can use their iPhones to perform all sorts of home-related functions, though. In addition to turning lights on and off, they can also use the system to check the status of their home alarms remotely, as well as a host of other options. The interface is also customizable, allowing users - whether enterprise or home users - to perform a series of complex actions with just a tap on their screen.