Now you can keep track of your home while you are away. Mobile mogul Nokia has announced the launch of a system that would link your cellphone to automatic home systems and help control heating, home security cameras and even draw curtains.
The Nokia Home Control Centre is a wireless router, which can interface with equipment around the home. The company has collaborated with European energy company RWE to manage heating systems and is hoping other firms will sign up soon. The gadget is being demonstrated at Nokia World in Barcelona.
"We believe that the mobile device is the ideal interface to control home intelligence, especially when the user is not at home," BBC quoted Teppo Paavola, vice president of business development at Nokia as saying.
"The rate at which gadgets, features and services are being incorporated into the mobile phone is astonishing," said mobile phone expert Thomas Newton from independent comparison website mobilephones.co.uk.