I beleive the homebrick is nothing more than a PC running pre-made drivers for systems like security, hvac, lighitng, etc. If you want to use the brick, my suggestion would be to find a primary controller like an Omni from HAI to connect the brick to. The omni will be your primary controller feeding information to the brick. The brick will be the controller to provide you with a gui to the omni and the sub systems it controls. In short, it acts as an overlay to the omni to provide an interface to the automation system. This method is more stable as the omni is handling all of the logic and automation tasks. It was built as a specialized piece of hardware to run such tasks. Whereas, the homebrick was created on a PC platform to talk to the omni to provide a jazzed up GUI. Personally, I stay away from PC's running any logic or tasks for home automation. They don't last.