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ISY-994i QuickStart: basic programming (actions)

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On the heels of the post about ISY-994i programming conditionals, let’s take a look at possible actions you can take in “Then” and “Else” clauses of your programs. You can see the list after clicking the “Action” button under “Add

Posted by Matt Chiste
November 11

ISY-994i QuickStart: basic programming (conditionals)

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Continuing our QuickStart mini-series, let’s cover the basics of ISY-994i programming. I’ve covered lots of programs over the years, but apparently, as a reader pointed out, I never covered the very basics of the structure. Programs follow a pretty basic

Posted by Matt Chiste
November 9

Creating nested conditionals in the ISY994i

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Setting up nested conditionals in an ISY994i program isn’t hard, but it isn’t immediately obvious.

Posted by Matt Chiste
March 22

First look at Universal Device’s ISY Portal

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Back in June, Universal Devices announced a new service called ISYPortal, which looks like a stellar addition to an already great product. In a nutshell, it will allow users to access their ISY994i devices from anywhere in the world, without

Posted by Matt Chiste
September 12

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

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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

Advanced ISY994i programming for Insteon-enabled garage doors

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We’ve covered the basics of automating your garage doors via Insteon, but as you can probably imagine, there’s always room for enhancement. Today we’ll cover some additional functionality you can tease out of the hardware you’ve already got installed. As

Posted by Matt Chiste
August 22

Emulate an 8-button RemoteLinc with a 4-scene device

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The portable Insteon RemoteLinc is a great device that allows you to add control to your Insteon system from virtually anywhere in the house, whether or not you have a light switch nearby. While there are actually two versions of

Posted by Matt Chiste
June 20
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