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Are you talking about house locks? That would be only technology update.
I do have some lights and machines operated in my house by cable remotes (using house wiring for transmitting signals). The 25 years old remote had a plug for computer. The old-fashioned one, since USB didn't exist at the time. This is so called "Smart house" technology.
Than I bought front door lock with radio remote about 15 years ago. Love it, especially when we can open the front door for kids still unpacking the car.
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Originally Posted by mr.xpowerseller View Post
You haven't heard of the iPhone app called 'iLock'? This app allows you to install power door closers on all of your doors and remotely close and then lock your doors from anything in the world. The eliminates the 'inconvenience' of having to manually close your doors.
Funny how you call it an iPhone application. You would likely need something installed at the house and if it allows control "from anything", you probably refer to a browser based interface that would work from any phone that has a web browser (almost all do these days).

But don't we (or actually YOU) already have this, at least almost. Tele-Aid allows doors being opened (locked?) remotely and it works over cellular connectivity even if the device in the car is not used for other purposes than those for Tele-Aid.

It is actually amazing that car manufacturers don't make more use of cellular connectivity. A car alarm could send a message to your phone, a photo or even video from the driver and update the car location when it is driven, not to mention on-line POI search from the navigation device using google instead of the limited and easily outdated data at the car etc. etc.
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