Posts Tagged 'Insteon'

Finally- First Look: Insteon Energy Display- Hit or Miss?

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Monitor Your Energy Usage with the Smart Home Energy Display and iMeter Solo.

Today I was excited to get the new Smart Home catalog.  I love thumbing through the pages and checking out the new toys.  I was excited to see the new energy monitoring device and display.  At first.

I have been waiting for Smart Labs to come out with an Energy Detective (TED) type device that is natively Insteon compatible. Something that I could just plug into my ...

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Intelligent & Automated Christmas Lights

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Like millions of Americans we enjoy putting up Christmas Lights on the house each year. As a smart home owner, and a Home Automation installer,  I have to have my lights totally integrated within my total home system.

Here is a breif video we made showing how you can control christmas lights via an iPhone.  In this example we are using an iPhone running the iOS App Indigo, ...

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Featured Installation of the Week- Duprey Home Automation

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This week, Duprey Home Automation was hired for a very interesting and smart  installation. A client contacted us, looking to get into home automation.  He is from the Mid-West, but has a vacation home in Cocoa Beach, Florida.  The client wanted to be able to control several key devices around the home that are large energy hogs.  Since there are some periods of time where the home is unoccupied he would like to be able to remotely turn off the

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Home Automation Can Help Prevent a Disaster at Home

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This one happened to me just this past week.
Ever since I have completed the changeover in my home to smart switches and devices, I have really started to enjoy the use of sensors around the home.  I have already set up several sensors that offer all kinds of information that my computer takes in, and then makes decisions as to which actions to perform.  For example, I have a garage door sensor, that detects if the door has been left ...

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First Video Podcast- Quick Introduction to Insteon Home Automation using iPhone

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We had the idea to create a short video to show you a few of the things that you can do with Insteon Home Automation technology. This video includes using a Nokia touchscreen tablet and an iPhone as an interface to control everything in the home.  We hope this short video gives you some ideas of what can be done.
[youtube]YDThYURUU-c[/youtube] We apologize in advance for the low video quality.  We are definitely not video editors!  Thanks and enjoy!

Can Home Automation Help Parents with Kids?

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Has this ever happened to you? I bet there are more than a few of you out there that can sympathize.
The other night, my wife and I were out late at a Christmas party.  We have a two year old, and anyone with young children knows that sometimes that car ride home is the best thing to get your child to sleep.  When you get home you struggle to get the child out of the car seat, inside the ...

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Taking The First Steps in Home Automation

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Today I’d like to discuss my recommendations for a beginner and how they should get started with home automation.  For the purposes of this blog post, I will assume that Insteon will be the standard of choice.

The first thing I would do is get ready to have some fun!  Setting up your home automation network is an exciting and fun experience. It is addicting when you get a few lights set up, you want to do more and more!
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Getting Started with Home Automation

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In this post I hope to help the person completely new to home automation, learn how to get started.  I believe home automation is truly about to take off as an industry.  More and more people are becoming more comfortable with additional devices, and electronics around the home.  People can see how electronics can help our daily lives, and the next step is controlling the home itself.  Lets take a look at the first steps, in simple terms.
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A Little About Insteon…

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Thank you for joining us in our home automation blog. We at Duprey Home Automation would like to use this blog as a way to communicate with you and share our passion for technology and all that can be done in this exploding field. Just a few short years ago home automation was only for the very wealthy. Today that is simply not true anymore. No longer do you have to spend $20,000, $30,000, $50,000 for ...

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