Introducing Intellihome: a web-based home automation app for Insteon

For the past year or two, I’ve been working on writing a home automation application called Intellihome. It’s more of a pet project than an actual product, but recently a few readers have asked questions that can best be implemented using this software, such as:

  1. What’s the best way to keep a history of Insteon events?
  2. How did you implement that security camera application where you get a picture of who just rang the doorbell?
  3. Is there a way to create a “floor plan view” of my Insteon network and, and control devices through that tablet-friendly interface?

So, I’ve started sharing the application with a few alpha testers to see if they could find any unique applications for it. In addition to integrating with the ISY-994i to visually displaying the status of sensing devices and manipulate control devices, it maintains a database back-end of all these events, in addition to weather data, real-time power usage, location information, and more.

Below are some screen shots of the application, and if you’d like to learn more, check out the Intellihome page. I haven’t made the application publicly available yet, but while it’s still a little rough around the edges, it’s still really functional. If you’d like to give it a shot on your network, drop me a line and I’ll share the app with you to test it out (and hopefully provide feedback on what else you’d like to see with the application).




Posted by Matt Chiste
June 27
2 comments on “Introducing Intellihome: a web-based home automation app for Insteon
  1. Justin Gauthier says:

    Hi Matt,

    I have a relatively large Insteon/Z-wave system w/ 994i IR/Pro. I am very interested in your Intellihome application and would like to offer my assistance in beta testing your application to provide you good feedback. Let me know if you are interested or what i would need to do to assist in this?!

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