For the past year or two, I’ve been working on writing a home automation application called Intellihome. It’s more of a pet project than an actual product, but recently a few readers have asked questions that can best be implemented using this software, such as:
- What’s the best way to keep a history of Insteon events?
- How did you implement that security camera application where you get a picture of who just rang the doorbell?
- Is there a way to create a “floor plan view” of my Insteon network and, and control devices through that tablet-friendly interface?
So, I’ve started sharing the application with a few alpha testers to see if they could find any unique applications for it. In addition to integrating with the ISY-994i to visually displaying the status of sensing devices and manipulate control devices, it maintains a database back-end of all these events, in addition to weather data, real-time power usage, location information, and more.
Below are some screen shots of the application, and if you’d like to learn more, check out the Intellihome page. I haven’t made the application publicly available yet, but while it’s still a little rough around the edges, it’s still really functional. If you’d like to give it a shot on your network, drop me a line and I’ll share the app with you to test it out (and hopefully provide feedback on what else you’d like to see with the application).