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Install an SSL proxy for secure video feeds

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We’ve covered Foscam security cameras and this Trivision 1080p model, and have even discussed a good way to access these cameras remotely with a personal VPN connection. If a personal VPN isn’t in the cards for you but you’d still

Posted by Matt Chiste
February 23

Calling all (beta) testers: Integration between ISY994i and Nest

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Nest has finally published their public API! I’ve started developing an integration between Nest and the ISY-994i via IntelliHome, and am looking for beta testers. I’ve got data coming from the Nest API into IntelliHome using the Nest Developer Chrome

Posted by Matt Chiste
July 2

Storage solutions for your small electronics projects

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I’ve accumulated a lot of stuff for my home automation projects and drone hobby, and throwing all the parts into boxes just wasn’t working. So I found two great solutions to keep everything nice and tidy. The first is this

Posted by Matt Chiste
June 16

The Google Smart Home Infographic

Back in January in covering some neat home automation technology at CES, I talked briefly about Nest and Google’s recent acquisition of the company. Flash forward a couple of months, and I get a message from Brandy at forrent.com asking

Posted by Matt Chiste
May 22

Ideaspace from a drones-eye view

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I’m starting to hit the limit of what I can build into my Insteon home automation system with off-the-shelf parts, and have started some more aggressive builds with the 3D printer and Spark Core – but even then there’s a

Posted by Matt Chiste
May 10

Set up a personal VPN server with DD-WRT

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A Virtual Private Network “extends a private network over a public network, such as the Internet”. You may already use one for work to connect to your company’s network, but you can also set one up to easily connect to

Posted by Matt Chiste
February 11

Create a personal domain name to access home systems

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Your ISY-994i is set up, and now you want to be able to access it remotely over the internet with MobiLinc. By far the easiest and most cost-effective way to do this is via MobiLinc Connect, a $30/year remote access

Posted by Matt Chiste
February 3
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