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The BGR Show - Automating a $55 Million Mansion

The first ever episode of The BGR Show takes an in-depth look at the cutting-edge technology used to automate a $55 million estate in New Jersey. Over 2,000 lights, 48 TVs, 50 miles of wiring, 35 security cameras and hundreds of speakers combine to create a complex network that would be unmanageable if not for an incredible system that lets the owner control it all from a single touchscreen, computer, tablet or smartphone.

Nearly every electrical component in and around the mansion - including a waterfall that runs into an outdoor pool and the lighting surrounding a two-story indoor basketball court - is accessible and controllable from anywhere in the world. Of course not everyone has access to a system this expansive, so we also look at how you can automate and control your own home starting at just a few hundred dollars with the Nest thermostat, a Sonos system and AXIS IP cameras.