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Automate home systems while on the road

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While at CES earlier this month, I was faced with a challenge when I had housekeepers scheduled to come while I was on the road. Normally if I wasn’t going to be home I’d leave a key in the mailbox,

Posted by Matt Chiste
January 28

Diagnosing an IOLinc connected to a Doorbell

After the post on adding your doorbell to your Insteon network, reader Steve was having some problems: I have tried for days to set up my doorbell to my insteon network/isy-994i and it doesn’t seem to work for me. My

Posted by Matt Chiste
January 5

Get a text message with a picture of who rang your doorbell

For those of you that follow this blog, you’ll see things are starting to come together now. We’ve discussed the powerful ISY994i at length, covered some programming concepts, installed some security cameras, added our doorbell to our Insteon network, and

Posted by Matt Chiste
September 21

Receive a text message when your doorbell rings

Continuing with the theme of setting up a smarter doorbell, let’s take a look at programming the ISY-994i to send a text message and/or email when the doorbell rings, so that we are aware of package deliveries or other visitors

Posted by Matt Chiste
August 17

Add your doorbell to your Insteon network

Now that we’ve taken a look around the I/O Linc, let’s see how these guys can be used in practice. Today’s exercise will focus on getting your doorbell integrated into your Insteon home automation system. Why, you ask? Because once

Posted by Matt Chiste
August 8
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