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Home Automation Software that Allows You to Control Your Home Straight from Your Computer!

April 24, 2014 Leave a comment
Home Control Assistant HCA 11 Standard - Home Automation Software

Home Control Assistant HCA 11 Standard – Home Automation Software

  • Integrates INSTEON and X10 power line technologies
  • Supports IP addressed IR interfaces from GlobalCache and BitWise
  • Supports whole-house wireless
  • Multiple Schedules created by a visual scheduling tool
  • Unlimited programs to respond to events – in a graphical manner from over 60 different actions
  • Includes Checkbox control – get powerful control with no scheduling or programming
  • Includes Power Track – track power usage for all your 2-way devices
  • Works with all the latest INSTEON firmware devices

Home automation made easy – The Home Control Assistant Home Automation Software works with a variety of automation interfaces to control all areas of your home quickly and easily, directly from your computer! Home Control Assistant (HCA) is a Windows based home automation program that works with a variety of automation interfaces to control lights, appliances, irrigation, HVAC and more. With HCA’s Programming, Scheduling, Checkbox control and Power Track, you can easily save money, reduce electrical usage, conserve water and improve safety by automating your home.

The Home Control Assistant runs on any computer that uses the Windows XP, Vista or Win7 operating system. It works with automation interfaces to control lights and appliances in your home using X10, INSTEON, UPB, Wireless and IR technology.

HCA can be installed in a home with existing automation hardware. HCA can “spider” through or Multi-Add all your installed INSTEON network and find all the devices and add them to your home design file. A new automation solution is easy to create using the built-in Wizards for creating a new file, adding devices, creating new schedules, and new programs. Once you have defined all the hardware, adding schedules and programs is simple using the Visual Tools provided. Read More

Automate and Control your Home with Only the Sound of your Voice!

January 22, 2014 Leave a comment

CastleOS Home Automation SoftwareCastleOS Home Automation SoftwareCastleOS Home Automation SoftwareCastleOS Home Automation Software

  • No monthly fees, works on almost any device
  • 24/7 monitoring with no false positives
  • Supports X10, Insteon, Z-Wave, UPB, WeMo
  • Supports an unlimited amount of devicesdouts
  • Voice control with a Kinect device
  • Real-time notifications and home status updates

Pressing buttons is so last year! Automate & control your home with the sound of your voice and from anywhere in the world! CastleOS will improve your comfort, safety, and stress levels in day-to-day household activities with the CastleOS Home Automation Software which offers an incredibly detailed and sophisticated home automation experience. CastleOS uses a unique dual device control system that accepts simple voice commands through a Kinect device, or commands through the CastleOS web and mobile application on any Internet accessible iOS and Android smart device (smartphone/tablet), or computer anywhere in the world. Commands to your home are relayed from the Kinect or web and mobile application to your Windows XP computer which can communicate with an unlimited number of interconnected home automation devices such as INSTEON, Z-Wave, UPB, X10, or WeMo via a plugged in INSTEON PLM or USB adapter. CastleOS doesn’t just listen to you, but will also communicate with you using sound confirmation notices and verbal responses to questions and commands.

The Kinect gives your complete control over your home with an accurate and sophisticated whole-house natural language voice recognition system that monitors your home and listens for command prompts 24/7 without relaying interferences from loud music, movies, TV, and other noises. There is no limit to the amount of Kinect devices that can be connected to your home system, but additional Kinects increase the standard 35-foot transmission range. You can control your home from the web and mobile application if you do not have a Kinect device which is very easy to use and lets you save money and energy through intelligent programming, and remote or automated device control for sophisticated device scheduling, event triggering, device grouping, energy expenditure monitoring, climate control, and system security. The web and mobile application also provides smart read-outs for each individual interconnected device showing real-time information about which group the device is a part of, how much energy and money is used, and projected costs from the device. Read More

Door Lock Defense

December 24, 2013 Leave a comment

Lockey USA Electronic E-Pro Touchscreen Lever Door Lock Defense System

  • LED illuminated keypad operation
  • Remembers up to 6 unique user entry codes
  • Single-use disposable user entry code (may be repeated)
  • Random keypad activation code to prevent unauthorized entry
  • Automatic locking and latch-locking detection for incomplete locking

Avoid hassle with your keys when you need to enter or leave quickly, or are carrying a lot of items as you fumble with your key ring. The Lockey USA Electronic E-Pro Touchscreen Lever Door Lock Defense System provides comfort and security with its stylish and contemporary design that is ideal for all types of doors of homes. The LED illuminated keypad that turns on when your hand is centimeters from the surface. The lock will also make an audible sound when locked and unlocked in case you forget to lock the door. The E-pro allows you to rest easy knowing that the locks have secured the home when you forgot. Read More

Wireless Electronic Remote Controlled Deadbolt Adapter Allows Door Locks to be Controlled with a Keyfob!

December 5, 2013 Leave a comment

Remotizer Wireless Electronic Deadbolt Adapter with Keyfob Remote

  • Adds remote control option to door deadbolt
  • Universally compatible with single cylinder deadbolts
  • Does not require any door alterations
  • 40 foot signal range
  • Paintable exterior
  • National Inventors Convention first prize

Lock and unlock your front door the same way you would your car with a Wireless Electronic Deadbolt Adapter with Keyfob Remote! At the push of a button, you can easily unlock and lock your front door without even touching it while an audible beep will confirm that your door has locked behind you. In as little as five minutes the Remotizer can be installed in place of your existing single cylinder deadbolt turn knob by unscrewing the existing cover and replacing it with the Remotizer base. That’s it. No door alterations or extensive wiring are needed and it comes in a small form factor at 4-3/8″ high and 3-5/16″ wide to prevent it from being an eyesore. The Remotizer has a wireless range of up to 40 feet with its keyfob remote making it extremely convenient; for example unlock the door as you park so you don’t need to fumble with keys while you carry groceries. With the Remotizer installed your keys will still work but because they aren’t needed they can now serve as back-up or spare keys for use in an emergency. The Remotizer comes with one remote keyfob for use in locking and unlocking the door. When locking the door the Remotizer unit will beep to notify you that it has locked. The exterior of the unit can be painted if desired and is powered by four AA batteries (sold separately) which with normal use should last for roughly one year before needing to be replaced. Additional keyfob remotes for the Retmotizer are available and sold separately if you want to provide family members or friends with a remote. Read More

Price Drop Alert on Velleman Do-It-Yourself Kits and Tools!

October 30, 2013 Leave a comment

Velleman Price Drop Sale

Price Drop Alert! Hurry and get great pre-holiday deals on all Velleman DIY kits and tools!

1. Velleman VTMUS3 Crimping Tool Kit for Network Cables – Normally $110.00 Hot Deal $88.96

Velleman VTMUS3 Crimping Tool Kit for Network Cables

  • Crimping tool
  • LAN tester
  • UTP/STP wire stripper/cutter
  • Punch down tool
  • 125 Modular plugs

2. Velleman VL2500HUF Ultrafast Charger for Ni-MH AA and AAA Batteries – Normally $107.40 Hot Deal $64.70

Velleman VL2500HUF Ultrafast Charger for Ni-MH AA and AAA Batteries

  • Charges one to four batteries at a time
  • Automatic charge current selection
  • Includes adapter for charging batteries in your car

3. Velleman DVM3218 Pen-Type Digital Multimeter – Normally $67.90 Hot Deal $41.96

Velleman DVM3218 Pen-Type Digital Multimeter

  • Auto range or manual range
  • Data-hold function
  • Auto power-off
  • Diode and continuity test
  • Voltage measurements, current measurements,resistance measurements

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