Monthly Archives: August 2013

Control your Morning Industry RF door locks from anywhere with MorningLinc

We’ve already set up a MorningLinc RF-based lock that can be opened from 10 feet away with a simple key fob, but what if we want to be able to lock or unlock the door from anywhere in the world,

Posted by Matt Chiste
August 29

Insteon FanLinc works without a dedicated switch

Many rooms have an overhead receptacle for either a light, a fan, or both. Some of those rooms have the wiring for two separate switches at the entrance – one to control the fan and one to control the light.

Posted by Matt Chiste
August 26

Portable Insteon Scene Control with RemoteLinc 2

MobiLinc on the iPhone or Android is great for quick access to your Insteon smart home – you can quickly do anything you need right there on your phone. But, what if it’s not quick enough? It is still a

Posted by Matt Chiste
August 23

Blue Iris: A must-have for Foscam camera owners

Foscam cameras (they go my many brand names) are great; you can get live feeds through the built-in web-interface or through an app like MobiLinc. But neither of those interfaces allow you to use these cameras to the best of

Posted by Matt Chiste
August 20

Receive a text message when your doorbell rings

Continuing with the theme of setting up a smarter doorbell, let’s take a look at programming the ISY-994i to send a text message and/or email when the doorbell rings, so that we are aware of package deliveries or other visitors

Posted by Matt Chiste
August 17

Morning Industries RF Deadbolt Locks

Keys? So old-fashioned! We’ve been able to unlock our cars for years with a key fob, so why not unlock your door wirelessly as well? The Morning Industries RF Deadbolt is a great product that allows you to do just

Posted by Matt Chiste
August 14

Neato XV-11 – a robot vacuum cleaner ready for (light) duty

You’re here because you’re into home automation, right? It’s now the future, so why aren’t our homes solving all the world’s problems, and where are our robot butlers and maids? I’m afraid I don’t have an answer for that. But

Posted by Matt Chiste
August 11
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