richms: Something like wemo but actually works most of the time? Has to be that.
I like my wemo stuff. I got it for $30 each down from $120 and other than having to init it on a IOS device before using it on Android, it's been completely reliable for me.
I have two of them, one controlled my xmas lights outdoors on a timer I defined, other was xmas trees sensed when people were in the room and switched on.