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Control your home from your smartphone

Turn down your thermostat, lock your doors, and control your lights from anywhere in the world using your smartphone or tablet computer may sound like an expensive extra, but that's not the case anymore.

Los Angeles-based KB Home is one of the first home builders offering the smart home technology as standard or optional features in all 51 of their communities.

The electrical outlets are also USB power sources and all water fixtures in the home are EPA WaterSense certified.

Watch Consumer Specialist Ric Romero's report above.

Thursday, February 06, 2014