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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

Insteon Hub Pro is indeed a piece of crap

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Reader Matt Chroust was right in his guest-post I called Insteon HomeKit – Not Quite Ready For Prime Time – I was just wrong on giving it that title. The Insteon Hub Pro HomeKit-Enabled 2243-222 is such a big fat

Posted by Matt Chiste
February 3

Intellihome is now easier to install and runs on Raspberry Pi

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Last year, I introduced Intellihome, and a lot of you reached out to take a look at the progress so far. My control panel has been running Intellihome all this time, providing Insteon control features and slide show pictures, but

Posted by Matt Chiste
November 3

When is an Insteon scene not a scene?

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When setting up my Insteon can lights with Insteon scenes, I had a revelation that might seem obvious, but is worth mentioning because I know I spent a lot of time pulling my hair out on this one. In a

Posted by Matt Chiste
October 12

ISY994i not working after updating Chrome?

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Google Chrome is arguably a much better web browser than the atrocity known as Internet Explorer (that Microsoft is thankfully euthanizing), but it’s still not without its… challenges. While software that updates itself is nice, I really question Google’s decision

Posted by Matt Chiste
April 22

Upgrade your ISY994i firmware to 4.2.18 for more secure connections

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The Universal Devices ISY994i has long had the ability to use secure connections for access, and wasn’t even vulnerable to a major, recently discovered security hole. Nonetheless, the good folks at Universal Devices have continued to enhance the security posture

Posted by Matt Chiste
November 26

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
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