If anything works locally, you can ALWAYS connect to it remotely. It's called a VPN, and Windows 7 can act as a VPN server for 1 client. All new phones support VPNs for the most part. If you google: "connect to my home network remotely" you can learn more.
Originally Posted by premium0521
Is that controllable from away from home? From what I saw it was only when connected to your home network. He is looking to be able to control them from work and stuff.
Premise, a FREE home automation program. Open-source Z-Wave Premise Module found here.