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Smart Homes: The Latest Rage

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The Home Builder's Association celebrated their First Annual Building and Remodeling Expo this weekend.

There were 70 vendors on Sunday, and it seems like app-based smart homes are all the rage.

Home Builder's Association Executive Director, Denise Smith said, "If you want to remodel a bathroom, remodel your landscaping, it's just an opportunity to come out and meet with a professional and people that you know you can trust that they'll be here in the next 10 years."

Smith said the event highlights a smart house company.

This is so big "to where you can drive down the road, and turn your house on before you get home," Smith said.

Comtech President, Oli Tripp, said the technology starts in around $600.

"It's real simple. You just take the iPad, you turn it on, you hit one button that pulls up the app, and on that you just say okay I want my lighting, and you control the lighting," said Tripp.

You can even control your media usage in your kitchen, bathroom, and office.

But, this right here is the holy grail of technology, allowing you to change your water, your lighting, and your fireplace. If you click right here, it allows you to change your flame power, and the temperature.

"And you can turn up the temperature at your house, if you've been away for awhile. You can arm the alarm system. You can unlock a door, if someone was coming in to leave a package, and UPS was there," said Tripp.

People also say state-of-the art technology in their home has changed their world.

They also said they love the idea because they can change their thermostat whether they're across town or in a different state.

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