I’m sorry, Paul, but I’m sure I’m not alone in being worried about trusting your home’s security to Windows XP Embedded.  You mention that the system will be set up to get updates automatically – which is fine for a desktop or laptop PC, and questionable for a server (please, people.. TEST all updates!), but do you really want to trust your home to this?

What happens when the update causes it to crash?  I assume they didn’t design the thing to unlock all the doors if it goes haywire.  Or did they?

I dunno.. maybe I’m just being alarmist. (pun intended)