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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

The Echo Dot is another winner from Amazon!

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Wow. You guys know about my love of Amazon’s Echo, my forays into developing Alexa skills, the thrill of trying out the ISY-994i integration the first time, and even the warnings about the placement of the Echo. The Amazon Echo

Posted by Matt Chiste
April 23

Be aware of home security implications with Amazon Echo

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First, let me say I love my Amazon Echo, and have totally embraced my Connected Home with the ISY-994i! This isn’t a post about some random security hole with integrating it into your home automation system, but a word of

Posted by Matt Chiste
March 2

Amazon Echo integration with the ISY994i is here!

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I didn’t have many nice things to say about the terrible Insteon hub, but let’s go the other way and gush about how great the ISY994i integration is with the Amazon Echo. Before we jump into it, let’s talk about

Posted by Matt Chiste
February 7

Amazon Echo: Alexa Skills Kit is awesome for home control

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I’ve been playing around with the Amazon Echo (buy it today to save $50!), and its ability to integrate into my Insteon-based home automation system. I’ve been using the Alexa Skills Kit integrated with my custom software IntelliHome, and it’s

Posted by Matt Chiste
July 15
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