We are now in a world were you can pick up a good quality cheap android tablet for around $50. I would love to mount one in every room. I live in a 4,000 sq ft house on one level. I would love to see a built in intercom system with the app. I may be the only one, but I think that would be a great option for home control and communication.
Also, I’d love to be able to have a graphical representation of my house on the screen. I remember back when I had an actual computer running my smart house and everything was hardwired. I was able to have a diagram of my house. I could see if light were on, I could see if ceiling fans were moving, I could see a lot more. The previous owners has the entire house laid out. I wish Smartthings would look at taking a route like that. I believe we used an OnQ system before. But I would love to have an intercom system. We removed the old system from the house and the old computer control but miss some of the features.
I noticed that there are some new companies coming out with the intercom feature such as