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ISY-994i QuickStart: Adding devices to the ISY-994i

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Continuing our QuickStart series of posts about the fundamentals of basic ISY configuration, today we’ll cover two ways to add a device to the ISY-994i. Without getting too technical, when we add a device to the ISY, in addition to

Posted by Matt Chiste
November 3

Power Insteon wireless devices with a DC adapter

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Tired of replacing batteries in your wireless Insteon devices like motion sensors or hidden door sensors? Power them from the wall with a 9v wall adapter. The process is similar to what we did making a USB connector, splicing the

Posted by Matt Chiste
April 19

Unconventional Insteon automation – a smarter litter box

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Last year (on April 1, actually), I wrote a tongue-in-cheek article about automating your toilet. I got a lot of interesting and funny feedback on the post, but most interesting was an actual, practical application for the post. Reader Steve

Posted by Matt Chiste
February 23

Automate your toilet

toilet-triggerlinc

The Insteon TriggerLinc is a great device for sending basic open/close information to your Insteon system. It’s not as discrete as the hidden door sensor, but it gets the job done. And, it doesn’t have to be used for just

Posted by Matt Chiste
April 1

Make your garage more comfortable with a motion-sensing fan

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I do a lot of work in the garage, and Virginia summers can be hot, so I found a quick and easy solution: install a wall-mount fan in the back of the garage: I was a little worried that this

Posted by Matt Chiste
September 14

Automatically lock your doors when you leave home with MorningLinc and Insteon

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We’ve covered a myriad of things based on how you can make your Smart Home smarter based on your location information, but one we haven’t touched on yet is locking your door. We’ve already got a Morning Industry deadbolt, a

Posted by Matt Chiste
September 2

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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