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CNET News Video: Homes of the future

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CNET News Video: Homes of the future

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Companies like AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and Lowe's want to wire up your home so you can control the lights, check the front door, and lock the medicine cabinet from anywhere in the world. But are homeowners clamoring for a Jetsons-esque abode? Sumi Das reports.

AT&T -- -- -- Kennedy is you wouldn't associate with home security but all -- -- jumping into the market bringing high tech features along with that this San Francisco residents was outfitted with the next video home system. We have control of things like lighting we have energy management with the use of our new digital -- why -- devices enable the security system to communicate with appliances and electronics users can set -- the system to do a variety of things. From turning on the lights when a specific door opens to reminding them about mundane chores. That's the cameras installed throughout the house can be viewed on any mobile device which means that what are your five or 500 miles away. You can keep an eye on what's happening at home. AT&T'S Digital Life offers some unique conveniences. Such as the ability to unlock an unlocked doors remotely from a Smartphone or tablet. The -- water sensor on your water heater to its senses and watered all. You've pre -- Appealing features but compelling enough to trust an unknown entity in -- security we're using the latest in security technology that makes it. More secure than traditional security systems but also all the data is encrypted buyers should still read the fine print for example some companies like -- Canadian AT&T will contact police to respond to alarms but not all offer the feature in San Francisco and -- -- cnet.com for CBS news.

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