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Build a Home Command Center for your Smart Home

Remember those old tape deck-based intercom systems popular in the ’80s and ’90s that allowed you to play music and page different rooms of the house? When I bought my house in 2011 (built in ’89) they still had one

Posted by Matt Chiste
July 18

Let’s talk Drywall

We’ll take a break from our regularly-scheduled programming now to talk about something that’s a little less glamorous than an Insteon-enabled Smart Home: drywall. If you’re starting to get serious with home improvement and automation, it’s inevitable that you’re going

Posted by Matt Chiste
July 7

Duct Tape? That’s nawt a tape. THIS is a tape…

I know you can make pretty much anything out of duct tape, and from its wiki page, just now learned that apparently it’s not actually good for taping ducts. When I moved into my house, I bought several rolls of

Posted by Matt Chiste
June 28

Foscam Indoor Camera

As you improve your home with your Insteon network, another cheap and easy addition to your security system is a wireless security camera. Foscam makes a ton of different models, and they’re all pretty great products for the price. I

Posted by Matt Chiste
June 24
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