I have had a go automating at home with x10 with reasonable success. I have my watering system controlled with solenoid valves, and some of my lights and power points controlled with it.
However the x10 technology is old and clunky and doesn't seem to be supported much any more.
Anybody had luck with more recent technology?
It is really fun to have but costs a fair bit to get into, so it would be cool to start off with something somebody else has had luck with.
I am interested in Clipsal Cbus which is pretty dear but seems good. I have never seen it working though. cbus does watering systems, lights, power points, you can run your music through it, and control it all from your phone or wireless switches programmed that fit on the wall.