Monthly Archives: September 2014

The miracles of spray paint

spray-paint

OK, so this one’s not strictly speaking “home automation”, but it does fall under “home improvement“. I’ve always thought of spray paint as the tools of the trade for (graffiti) artists, but when faced with either spiffing up or throwing

Posted by Matt Chiste
September 17

Make your garage more comfortable with a motion-sensing fan

garage-fan

I do a lot of work in the garage, and Virginia summers can be hot, so I found a quick and easy solution: install a wall-mount fan in the back of the garage: I was a little worried that this

Posted by Matt Chiste
September 14

Leverage existing in-wall wires for low-voltage power

photo-frame

When I moved into my house, it had an old 1980s-style tape deck intercom system that I replaced with a custom Home Command Center. That meant the intercom units on the walls were basically just non-functional eye-sores: Recently I received

Posted by Matt Chiste
September 10

Automatically lock your doors when you leave home with MorningLinc and Insteon

geofence-door-lock

We’ve covered a myriad of things based on how you can make your Smart Home smarter based on your location information, but one we haven’t touched on yet is locking your door. We’ve already got a Morning Industry deadbolt, a

Posted by Matt Chiste
September 2
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