Monthly Archives: April 2015

Apple Watch and Insteon

There are lots of ways to control your Insteon home automation system – with an iPad, touch screen, iPhone app, voice control, or even just by your location. With the impending release of the Apple Watch, chalk up another great

Posted by Matt Chiste
April 25

ISY994i not working after updating Chrome?

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Google Chrome is arguably a much better web browser than the atrocity known as Internet Explorer (that Microsoft is thankfully euthanizing), but it’s still not without its… challenges. While software that updates itself is nice, I really question Google’s decision

Posted by Matt Chiste
April 22

Check out the CastleHub on Kickstarter

One of the things I enjoy most about this blog is getting to know you all, the readers of my humble little corner of cyberspace. One person in particular who I’ve been collaborating with is Zachary Trautenberg. Zach has a

Posted by Matt Chiste
April 11

Modular, low-voltage wall jacks with Keystone connectors

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We’ve talked about installing ceiling speakers but didn’t cover much about what’s on “the other side”. You could just stick the wires through a hole in the wall, but that’s not going to offer you the cleanest look. Instead, look

Posted by Matt Chiste
April 9

Installing ceiling speakers is easy

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Installing speakers in your ceiling isn’t as hard as you may think – especially if you’re installing them in a middle floor with space between levels and no insulation. 1. Select a location for your speakers There really is a

Posted by Matt Chiste
April 6

Automate your toilet

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The Insteon TriggerLinc is a great device for sending basic open/close information to your Insteon system. It’s not as discrete as the hidden door sensor, but it gets the job done. And, it doesn’t have to be used for just

Posted by Matt Chiste
April 1
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