Well folks, it looks like Home Automation is finally getting some prime time coverage! Today on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Nate Berkus will be showing off high-tech homes! The featured home uses technology by Control 4 (not my first choice in home automation technology — but oh well). They show how a “handheld screen or remote control” allows a user to “direct everything in the house with just the touch of a finger. It controls the lights, temperature, music, television and security.”

Definitely a step in the right direction — too bad I wasn’t invited on the show to talk about practical home automation! It’s about time home automation starts making itself known to the general population and the Oprah Show is the best vehicle to do so. I hope they also talk about how home automation can be used to save energy.

– Oprah Winfrey Show — High-Tech in Your Home