Rockleigh, N.J.-based Crestron now has a Mobile Pro Control App for Android, which turns those devices into fully functional Crestron touchscreens, allowing homeowners to control lighting, thermostats, entertainment, security systems and other connected systems from anywhere, anytime.

Says Fred Bargetzi, Crestron vice president of technology, “We're fanatical about keeping our customers on the cutting edge by offering a variety of solutions that bring the latest, most popular home technology into their lives.”

Mobile Pro displays real-time status of room temperatures, shade positions, lighting levels and metadata including cover art, song and artist. A homeowner can even view streaming video from Web-based security cameras on the mobile device. “Mom can have the same control interface and functionality on her iPad that dad has with his Samsung Galaxy,” Bargetzi says.