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Insteon-enabled your garage doors

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We’ve controlled lights, checked our mail, connected our doorbell, and wired our smoke detectors, so let’s take a look at another device to connect to our Insteon system: the Insteon garage door control and status kit. Really, this device is

Posted by Matt Chiste
March 16

Cao Gadgets wireless smart tags

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About a year ago, as I was considering various ways to save energy, I thought about installing air duct dampers at various points of my A/C system to control temperature with more precision throughout the house (rather than just the

Posted by Matt Chiste
March 12

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

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

Insteon IOLinc

The Insteon product line is incredibly comprehensive, but at times you’ll want to extend your home control network beyond the stock devices. For these instances you’ll find that one option is the INSTEON I/O Linc, which provides one input an

Posted by Matt Chiste
August 5
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