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Turn Any Outlet Into a Motion Activated Appliance Control

September 30, 2012 Leave a comment

AmerTac MLC12BC-4 Indoor Plug-In Corded Motion Activated Light Control
Plug in an electrical device into the AmerTac Indoor Plug-In Motion-Activated Light Control to have it turn on when movement is detected. Great for turning on lights in the dark, this light control offers a 6 foot cord to provide extra reach from the wall outlet. With a 25 foot range, this light control can sense motion easily across large rooms and long hallways. Never walk into dark room again, let your motion turn on the light for you.

  • Turns light/radio/appliance on when motion is detected
  • Cord allows for motion lens to be placed anywhere that allows for proper viewing
  • Detects motion up to 25 feet away with 100° detection zone

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Advanced Wall Mounted Multizone Light Controller Easily Handles Complicated Zones and Scenes

September 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Leviton D3206-2LW Multizone Controller and DimmerLeviton’s D3206-2LW is a Multizone Controller and Dimmer system designed for those looking for an advanced, high-end residential device that can dim up to six zones all from one panel. The D3206-2LW can operate in two different ways: As a self-contained dimmer that can dim lights wired directly to the unit or as a control unit attached to the Leviton Control Network communication bus. Using “wizard” menus and pushbuttons to help guide you through settings and adjustments, the D3206-2LW will cater to multiple customizations and features an intelligent infrared receiver which can be used with a remote control. This controller can work with a vast D3200 dimming system or be used as a simple dimmer attached to six zones.

It only takes a few minutes to customize the D3206-2LW, allow it to cater to your specific zone and scene naming schemes. When selecting a specific zone the integrated LCD will display the name of the scene, and the current date and time. This same LCD display will also show the zone’s corresponding light level, making adjustment easy and allowing for simple repetitive settings to be inputted. Enabling a zone local to the D3206-2LW causes the LED status lights to activate displaying the number assigned to the specific zone as well as the selected zone’s brightness level. An auxiliary status indicator (“A”) will also light up when a zone is controlling an auxiliary device wired to the LCnet, but not directly to the D3206-2LW. There are up to eight scene buttons, with the selected and enabled scene button remaining lit. Once scenes have been programmed, any zone of your choice can be adjusted individually and separate from the enabled scene. Available push buttons provide a group dim, group brighten, maximum brightness, and an off switch.
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ZigBee Network Control Center

August 3, 2012 Leave a comment

Hobbes Innovation Z202 ZigBee TCP/IP Gateway
The Hobbes Innovation Z202 is a ZigBee TCP/IP Gateway equipped with standard Ethernet interface. It is a ZigBee network control center that stores all ZigBee network node information. It can be accessed by LAN and Internet via TCP/IP to remotely control the local ZigBee command center, or any ZigBee nodes. It can automatically run the downloaded intellectual scheme at any desired time. The Z202 can also connect to industrial RS485 network to a ZigBee network via its RS485 interface.

Features

  • ZigBee device type: Combined Interface
  • Equipped with router device
  • Compatible with IEEE 802.15.4 / ZigBee
  • Support CSMA/CA hardware
  • TCP/IP
  • LED status indication
  • Support ARP, ICMP, BOOTP, DHCP, IPv4, IGMP, UDP
  • Remote access via Zig-Butler
  • Can be programmed as Coordinator

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If it Plugs In, You Can Turn it On or Off with a Motion Sensor

August 2, 2012 Leave a comment

The Belkin WeMo Home Automation Switch + Motion Sensor Kit, along with the WeMo App, work together to let you use motion to turn almost anything in your home on or off. By having the WeMo Switch, WeMo Motion, and the WeMo App installed, you can create rules that turn the WeMo Switch on or off when motion is detected. Have a light go on when you enter a room, have a fan go off when you leave. A heater, a lamp, your stereo, you name it – if you can plug it in, you can control it with the WeMo Motion. You can even have it guard the door at night.

Using the free WeMo App, you tell the WeMo Switch and the WeMo Motion what to do when motion is sensed. Just place the included WeMo Motion wherever you like, connect it to the included WeMo Switch controlling a light, and that light goes on whenever you pass by. With the WeMo Motion, appliances wake up and perform their tasks when you get near them, and go to sleep when you leave. Just like they should! Once connected, the WeMo Motion will sense movement within a 10-foot range; sensitivity for the motion sensor can be adjusted when you are creating or editing a motion rule. WeMo is a modular system, so you can add additional WeMo Switches easily and at any time. Control as much or as little of your home as you want – and you can control it all from anywhere using your smartphone! WeMo is your home at your fingertips.

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Add Wireless Z-Wave Remote Control to an Exiting Switch and Monitor Energy Consumption

August 1, 2012 Leave a comment

Aeotec DSC19xxx-ZWUS Z-Wave Micro Smart Energy Illuminator Dimmer Switch G2, 600 Watt
It has long been thought that a house becomes a home when we make it reflect who we are, when we personalize it, when we fill it with objects we treasure. And all of that remains true, but it no longer needs to be just the objects we put in our home that personalizes it. Like the music that gently fills the background of your favorite restaurant, Aeotec’s Micro Switches create the perfect ambiance for your home, and then some. They also give you the perfect control and the perfect, intelligent automation.

The Aeotec Z-Wave Micro Smart Energy Illuminator Dimmer Switch G2 is a low-cost Z-Wave dimmer module specifically used to enable Z-Wave command and control (on/off/dim) for existing in-wall switches. It can also report immediate wattage consumption or kWh energy usage over a period of time. The wireless module is powered from the mains supply and is a three-wire design which requires a neutral connection. In the event of power failure, non-volatile memory retains all programmed information relating to the unit’s operating status. It also is a repeater in the Z-Wave network. Acting as a bridge for communication, it will forward Z-Wave command messages to their destinations if the originating controller is out of range from the destination node. By taking advantage of the Z-Wave mesh network, commands can be routed to their destination via intermediary ‘listening’ Z-Wave products. Products that are Z-Wave certified can be used and communicate with other Z-Wave certified devices.
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