Home Automation, for sufficiently small values of home

Some kid has hooked up what he calls MIDAS: Multifunction In-Dorm Automation System, which seems to be something to turn on a laser light show at the press of a button. It’s also got CCTV monitoring, touchscreens, web-control and a smoke machine.

You know what? I don’t think anyone would want any of these features in a home automation system, perhaps save the CCTV.