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Put your house to sleep at day’s end

After a long day, who can be bothered to remember to turn off lights or lock the doors? Fortunately it’s easy to automate this with Insteon and some simple programs in the ISY-994i. The concept behind this is pretty simple:

Posted by Matt Chiste
May 14

Insteon Door Lock Sensor

I wish Insteon would give us a tiny, wireless, DIY module (like Arduino) to allow us to build our own input/output devices for an Insteon network that are more compact and modular than the IOLinc. Until then, we’ve got to

Posted by Matt Chiste
February 14

Automate home systems while on the road

While at CES earlier this month, I was faced with a challenge when I had housekeepers scheduled to come while I was on the road. Normally if I wasn’t going to be home I’d leave a key in the mailbox,

Posted by Matt Chiste
January 28

Control your Morning Industry RF door locks from anywhere with MorningLinc

We’ve already set up a MorningLinc RF-based lock that can be opened from 10 feet away with a simple key fob, but what if we want to be able to lock or unlock the door from anywhere in the world,

Posted by Matt Chiste
August 29

Morning Industries RF Deadbolt Locks

Keys? So old-fashioned! We’ve been able to unlock our cars for years with a key fob, so why not unlock your door wirelessly as well? The Morning Industries RF Deadbolt is a great product that allows you to do just

Posted by Matt Chiste
August 14
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