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Get alerted to water leaks through your Insteon system

Let’s heap another Insteon Sensing Device on our growing collection of Insteon devices: the Insteon Water Leak Sensor. It’s a simple, (relatively) inexpensive one-trick pony that does what it does pretty well: detect whether it’s sitting in water and triggering

Posted by Matt Chiste
September 11

Add the Network Module to your ISY-994i for enhanced functionality

The ISY994i is great, but like the out-of-the-box AppleTV, it’s a little bit of a walled garden in the sense that you can’t deploy your own code to the device, and can’t really directly tweak the functionality of what’s available

Posted by Matt Chiste
September 4

Receive a text message when your doorbell rings

Continuing with the theme of setting up a smarter doorbell, let’s take a look at programming the ISY-994i to send a text message and/or email when the doorbell rings, so that we are aware of package deliveries or other visitors

Posted by Matt Chiste
August 17

Add your doorbell to your Insteon network

Now that we’ve taken a look around the I/O Linc, let’s see how these guys can be used in practice. Today’s exercise will focus on getting your doorbell integrated into your Insteon home automation system. Why, you ask? Because once

Posted by Matt Chiste
August 8

Programming an ISY-994i for Motion-Controlled Lights

As discussed in an earlier post on the Insteon Motion Sensor, the most basic of setups for having a motion sensor control a light switch is through the use of a scene. You would create a new scene that included

Posted by Matt Chiste
July 9

Insteon Motion Sensor

As we continue to add to our Insteon Network, let’s toss an Insteon Wireless Motion Sensor into the mix. This motion sensor operates on a 9v battery (which is helpfully included), is wireless, and can be unobtrusively mounted in a

Posted by Matt Chiste
July 3

Getting Started with ISY-994i Programming

We’ve talked about the Insteon 8 watt light bulb, and how I’ve installed it in a driveway lantern that doesn’t even have a switch connected to it (and how maybe you don’t even need something this fancy). But let’s assume

Posted by Matt Chiste
June 20
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