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It's not that far off when you consider replacing just light switches with Z-wave switches in a 2000-2500sq ft home. Figure there's probably 25-30 light switches in a house that size. You're looking at about $900-$1200 worth of equipment just to control just whole room lighting. If you went the Phillips Hue route, as an example, you'd easily approach that with 2-3 rooms worth of light bulbs.

Add in control of individual outlets, motion sensing, thermal controls, security ... it adds up pretty quick, even for homes of the "middle class".

They're not talking about all the switches and sensors though, that's not included in this.

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