So here's how it works, you've got the big house and a bunch of other people have the little houses. You control the lights, over the internet! Neat! Now your friends will know when you're home.
You don't need a doctorate to look like the smartest person your friends have ever met, you just need a really cool lamp.
I break so many lights forgetting that I'm not in a video game.
What your house needs is lights shaped like little houses.