By adding Control4 brains to its new ES receivers, Sony brings home automation to a wider audience.
The main Control4 interface, showing all the areas you can control given the right equipment. At the demo at CEDIA, they controlled shades, lighting, AV, and an electronic lock via a regular-looking Sony remote (albeit with specific Control4 buttons). There's also tablet apps.
One of the subscreens, showing the electronic locking. You can have locks unlock or lock at specific times. The system can text or e-mail you when someone unlocks a door, or if someone doesn't unlock the door by a certain time.