Sub Zero & Control 4
The high end appliance manufacturer, Sub-Zero is working with the company Control 4 on incorporating their appliances in home automation. Sub-Zero is hoping to allow consumers access to their appliances via keypads located throughout the house or via smartphone. The system lacks full control of dangerous appliances like the oven, but will act more like alerting system letting you know when your food is done being cooked. It will grant complete access to things like your refrigerator or freezer.
It will be interesting to see if Sub-Zero continues to move forward with this type of system. Who knows, maybe you can tweet your curious thoughts while looking for a midnight snack.