Posts Tagged ‘Timers and Automation’

A Customer Favorite: Remotely Monitor and Operate Your Garage Door Via Your INSTEON Network

February 13, 2012 Leave a comment

I/O Linc - INSTEON Garage Door Control & Status Kit

Enhance the versatility of your INSTEON network using I/O Linc – INSTEON Garage Door Control & Status Kit to let you know if you accidentally left the garage door open and remotely close it if necessary. This kit takes advantage of the bi-directional capability of I/O Linc – INSTEON Low Voltage / Contact Closure Interface ( 1 In / 1 Out ), allowing it to send a command that indicates the status of your garage door and to receive a command that operates the garage door. Using INSTEON automation, you can link a button on a KeypadLinc as a status light to indicate whether or not your garage door is open and remotely open or close the garage door from other areas of your property using that button or another button on a KeypadLinc, SwitchLinc or RemoteLinc. Read More

What Do Customers Say?

NANCY —    6/26/2011

This is a great product. We have many Insteon controllers throughout the house but this gives peace of mind when you know that your garage door is shut without having to go out to look.

VERNE —   1/26/2011

Was very easy to install and works every time. Nice peace of mind knowing the garage door is closed….

DAN —   10/8/2011

Works great with no glitches. High quality kit.

Heavy-Duty Digital Lamp and Appliance Weekly Timer Allows 140 On / Off Settings

January 26, 2012 Leave a comment

Sylvania SA 120 Digital Weekly Heavy-Duty Plug-In Timer, 1,250 Watts




  • 7-day timer with grounded outlet
  • Allows 140 On/Off settings per week
  • Large LCD display offers both 24-hour and AM/PM formatsT
  • Retains settings even after a power outage



The Sylvania Heavy-Duty Mechanical Timer features a 3-prong time controlled grounded outlet which has added protection against wasteful stand-by power. The 140 On/Off settings allowed by this device give the user flexibility with scheduling and a deterrent against break-ins while away from the home. Added security and safety can be provided when programmed to automatically switch On and Off at random times to give your home a lived-in look. This is perfect for use while at work or on vacation. This device is programmed using the program buttons and large LCD screen. Set-up is very easy, and a back-up battery (Included) housed in the timer will retain all settings in the event of a power outage. Use this device to automatically control heavy-duty lamps and appliances. The timer can be used to control plug-in devices with a maximum load of 1,250 watts.

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Instant Home Automation According to Air Temperature

December 24, 2011 Leave a comment

The Thermo Cube is designed to turn your appliances on and off according to the current air temperature. It is able to achieve this instantly without the addition of a costly control unit. Save money and time by only running equipment when necessary. Perfect for automating weather-related electronic devices such as space heaters and fans. Thermo Cube’s weatherproof design makes it capable of indoor and outdoor applications. Each unit has two receptacles for use with more than one device and can operate loads up to 1800 Watts, 15 Amps and 120VAC.

Smarthome carries 5 models of the Thermo Cube: 

Thermo Cube TC-1 (On at 0 °F, Off at 10 °F)

Thermo Cube TC-2 (On at 20 °F, Off at 30 °F)

Thermo Cube TC-3 (On at 35 °F, Off at 45 °F)

Thermo Cube TC-21 (On at 78 °F, Off at 70 °F)

Thermo Cube TC-22 (On at 120 °F, Off at 100 °F)

 Each model is designed to turn your appliances and other electronic devices on and off at pre-set air temperatures. Decide which model is perfect for you and head on over to

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Digital Lamp and Appliance Timer Allows Programming for 7-5-2 Day Schedules

November 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Sylvania SA 140 Zip-Set Digital Lamp and Appliance Plug-In Timer, 15 Amps



  • One-step set-up for scheduling lights or appliances
  • Offers 4 On/Off settings
  • Security feature provided by random setting
  • 7-5-2 format allows you to program based on a full week, a work week, or a weekend
  • Illuminated LCD display
  • Non-volatile memory provided by back-up battery (Included)
  • Untimed outlet allows use of other devices through the same wall receptacle
  • Protective cover prevents tampering of scheduling and matches home decor


This Sylvania Zip-Set Digital Timer offers flexible scheduling to suit almost any timing needs for lamps and appliances. Automatically control devices with preset timers, random timers, or sunset times. A manual On/Off switch is provided for immediate switching of the plugged in device. Further assistance in programming is offered by the illuminated LCD screen, which allows you to confirm settings. A second untimed outlet is provided for powering other devices through the same in-wall receptacle. When programming lighting or appliances to turn On with sunset the timer will automatically adjust for seasonal changes. The DST (day light savings) button allows you to adjust the timer for this one hour change by sliding the DST switch to the appropriate position. Program your lights or appliances to activate based on a 7-day full-week, 5-day work-week, or 2-day weekend. The random timer feature will allow a lived-in look while you are away from the home, at work, or on vacation. Use the protective cover to ensure settings do not accidently change and to match your homes decor. This Zip-Set timer is perfect for any light or appliance with a maximum load of or under 15 Amps.

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DIY: Holiday Lighting Control

November 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Simple and Easy DIY Solutions You Can Do in Minutes

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