I personally love this (might make an interesting wish-list project!) – Siri controlling the home! Take a look at this demo that Mashable reports:
A small company in Arkansas is showing an unexpected side to Apple’s voice-based intelligent assistant Siri. This YouTube video shows various home appliances being controlled via voice command on the iPhone 4S, from adjusting the thermostat and light dimmers to turning on Blu-Ray DVD players.
Little Rock-based Carnes Audio, which custom installs home automation systems, created its own promotional video of Siri communicating with household technologies. For example, the demo shows Siri dimming the lights to 50% and setting the thermostat to 70 degrees after she was told to do so.
For most users, Siri is only able to control iPhone functionality. But the company uses Creston AMS-AIP home automation equipment and an intermediary proxy server to take control.
“We posted the video to show the capabilities of what our company can do in terms of home automation, and we have since had a lot of interest from companies and individuals about integrating this type of Siri-controlled technology into their own spaces,” Matthew Carnes, audio engineer at Carnes Audio, told Mashable.
Carnes said the company will be rolling out these services to those that are interested in the future. “We are moving toward connected living in the home and workspace,” Carnes said. “There will come a day when many devices in your house have an IP address and sits on your home network. If there’s electricity that flows through it, there’s a good chance we can control it.”