INSTEON, is a Dual-Mesh network that communicates through Powerline and Radio Frequency. The alternatives are Z-Wave, which is Radio Frequency, and X10 (a dying protocol), which is PowerLine.
I will also be mentioning the ISY, which is available from Universal Devices, and the accompanying program that allows Tasker to take control of the ISY called MobiLinc.
Tasker is an automation application for Android phones, best described as the “Swiss Army Knife” of mobile phones. It is a great accompaniment to any degree of home automation – allowing full customization and control of the eco-system.
Utilizing these products, I have created a system that allows me to take charge of my home’s environment to be energy efficient and security wise.
In the next 7 parts, I will demonstrate how you will be able to control your lighting system by voice, home screen widgets, notification area toggles, location, as well as a customized window (Tasker Scene)
I expended countless hours developing these products and perfecting them to allow complete personalization and total command while at home or away. A large contributing factor in the success of these programs was the valuable and timely assistance of the technical support teams at Universal Devices and MobiLinc. If you are unable to invest as heavily in the trial and error learning process, I offer my services on a case-by-case basis. Since the base framework for home automation is already developed, I am able to offer my services at a reasonable price. Please leave a comment below if you would like more information on getting your home automated, with details on customization desired and I will contact you with a quote for your specific needs.
The best way to navigate through the pages is in the menu system under “Home Automation” but you can click here to go to the next page.