What’s new in Home Automation
Home Automation Ideas is a new project that I’m starting to discuss some of today’s HA topics. Most of this site will cover the exciting things that can be accomplished using products that can easily be integrated into your existing infrastructure at little cost to you.
One product that I really find interesting is Insteon which will communicate over your existing home wiring and provide you with many options for integrating automation into your home. I use Insteon in my apartment to help with energy savings and convenience features with great success.
Timed events are a very useful item for energy conservation. Lighting scenes can enhance your home theater by automatically controlling lights when you use your remote to start, stop, and pause the show you are watching.
This site is new so check back often for updates and the latest home automation ideas.
When I first entered the world of Home Automation, it was at the request of one of my security customers. They had their home fully automated with Insteon and many aspects directly tied into their security system. Their HA provider moved out-of-state and they needed someone to step in and take over maintenance of their system. Their system revolved around a combination of different technologies … [Read More...]
Have you ever been in a room where you really wanted to control the lights but the switch was somewhere else? Well, with an Insteon RemoteLinc 2 wireless switch and a control module with dual band wireless capabilities you can! How about having a switch clipped to the visor in your vehicle that will activate a lighting "scene" that turns on your driveway lights, garage lights, and the outdoor … [Read More...]
If you use Insteon products in your home or business you may find this interesting. SmartHome has just introduced a new control module for high current control! The new In-LineLinc Relay (Dual Band) is a direct wire device for controlling lighting circuits with up to 1800 watts or appliances up to 20 amps draw. The Dual Band feature lets you do it remotely over a wireless connection. The … [Read More...]