What is the benefit of knowing if a window is open or closed? The best I see is that It may save me having to get my fat butt up off the couch and walk into the other room and look. That gives me a 50/50 chance of a wasted trip. If I can't operate the window remotely than what is the point? Most of this home automation stuff is pointless. Only things that allow me to control them remotely, or to program the operation make any sense.