I really like the idea of it but at the moment I think the modules at the moment are fairly limited. It seems they have put alot of effort in to the security side of things but not so much the power/lighting. Your idea of using the serial controller to run some led strips sounds sweet but I think if I was to bother setting up a house like this I would want it to be able to control the lighting. They have the mPort so why not build a 240V relay to work with them so that GPO's and standard light circuits can be run by the controller. Maybe I am asking too much but it seems they want to crack on to home automation yet haven't offered any where near what C-Bus or Control4 can offer. Again though, tempted to get a couple of sensors and see what sort of alarm set up I can come up with as they seem to have enough stuff to do this.