I have been thinking about investing in those home automation contraptions (I think the brain conditioning from all the X10 popups has finally taken over). I am calling out to all the AO brains as I am afraid that I am going to blow up my house if I dont follow all the right steps. I am hoping someone out there can recommend brands and what all I can do with it. I know you can automate stuff I dont know the details and what all I need to do it. Also will firewalls mess this up or other network traffic if I put it on my network?