A good friend of mine works for a company that installs security systems, he has been working in their sales department for years. Over lunch, last week, he told me about some of the products that his company offers. I had only thought that his company offered some additional home security but I learned that they offered so much more than that. They have recently ventured into the world of smart home security which is so much more than an alarm going off in the event of a break in. He explained that all of his customers can open up an application on their phone, and from anywhere in the world, can control the temperature of their home, as well as lock and unlock their doors. The idea of that is so fascinating to me, especially the part about controlling the temperature remotely. I have two kids and while they are responsible enough to stay home alone, I don’t trust them to control the temperature on our HVAC system. They occasionally will send me a text complaining that they are freezing cold or so hot that they are sweating. I usually don’t believe them, but rather than ignore them, it would be nice to adjust the temperature of my home, from the comfort of my office desk. I think that I am going to have one of those smart thermometers installed in my home, this spring, when I receive my tax return. I think that having a high quality HVAC system is importing in this modern world.