Monthly Archives: June 2013

Installing an Insteon Switch

Now that you’ve chosen the switch type that you need for a given application, it’s time to install it. Keep in mind that while you can do this yourself, hiring a qualified electrician is recommended if you’re uncomfortable doing this,

Posted by Matt Chiste
June 14

Insteon Switch Options

You’re on your way to setting up an Insteon network in your home! You have your ISY-994i as the central controller, and have set up an ApplicanceLinc to get your feet wet. Now it’s time to start planning for your

Posted by Matt Chiste
June 12

ApplianceLinc: Your First Step Towards Home Automation

Every journey begins with a first step. Now that we’ve set up the heart of our system, the ISY-994i, it’s time to start adding devices. Before we start replacing light switches or doing any complicated wiring, we can start with

Posted by Matt Chiste
June 10

Setting up the ISY-994i

Now that we have the ISY-994i, let’s get started setting it up. Set-up is pretty simple with your existing network. Think of the ISY-994i as a tiny, low-power computer that bridges the gap between your home computer network and the

Posted by Matt Chiste
June 8

The Heart of your Insteon System: ISY-994i

Insteon is a very powerful system that can be as simple or as complex as you would like. Technically, you don’t even NEED a “heart” of your system at all. We discussed Insteon devices forming a “mesh network“, and because

Posted by Matt Chiste
June 6

Your Insteon-enabled Home

As I’ve mentioned, Insteon is a powerful do-it-yourself type home automation system that trumps other options in many key areas. There are a couple of key features that are worth pointing out before diving into your own projects, so let’s

Posted by Matt Chiste
June 4

Why Insteon?

There are lots of home automation technologies, products, and services out there. And while this blog is called HomeAutomationGuru, the technology that we’ll really focus on here is Insteon. I’ve always had an interest in Home Automation, and even bought

Posted by Matt Chiste
June 2
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