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INSTEON App on Apple Watch

2 Comments  |   Posted in INSTEON   |  By Brad Arthur

INSTEON App on Apple Watch

Now you can monitor and control your home from your Apple Watch - all you need is the INSTEON Hub. Keep an eye on sensors. Look in on your WiFi cameras. Control and dim lights. Activate a scene with just a tap - all from your wrist - without touching your iPhone.

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XBMC (Kodi) INSTEON Addon

5 Comments  |   Posted in INSTEON   |  By Brad Arthur

I love XBMC. I also love my smart home. My technology of choice for home automation is INSTEON - it works great for me, does exactly what I want – best of all, it is extremely affordable and reliable. The goal of this XBMC add-on is to combine two of my passions (XBMC and INSTEON). It just makes sense, doesn’t it? It will after you read this.

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Android Wear home automation

2 Comments  |   Posted in INSTEON   |  By Brad Arthur

Home automation using Android Wear

Thinking about getting an Android Wear watch? Already got one? Then you may find this blog post very interesting. I will show you how you can activate INSTEON scenes and devices directly from your new Android Wear smartwatch.

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INSTEON meets Cortana

1 Comments  |   Posted in INSTEON   |  By Brad Arthur

INSTEON announces that it is continuing to augment the capabilities of its Windows 8.1 Phone app by integrating Cortana. Microsoft’s proactive digital assistant will enable users to control INSTEON smart products and monitor the home by just speaking to Cortana, making life in the connected home easier than ever.

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An introduction to INSTEON

1 Comments  |   Posted in INSTEON   |  By Brad Arthur

So what is INSTEON anyway? In this blog post, I will give you some real world examples of how easy it is to turn your home into a smart home - as well as giving you a glimpse at the endless possibilities home automation has to offer. If you are new to home automation, I suggest starting small - keep it simple. Your new smart home can evolve over time. Once you experience the convenience, cost savings, security and comfort that home automation has to offer, you will never turn back.

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Apple HomeKit INSTEON Hub Pro

13 Comments  |   Posted in INSTEON   |  By Brad Arthur

INSTEON announces a new Insteon App supporting Apple HomeKit technology for smart home management. With the new HomeKit-enabled Insteon App, users can control any HomeKit-enabled device, regardless of brand or product type.

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INSTEON Hub HTTP Commands

10 Comments  |   Posted in INSTEON   |  By Brad Arthur

The INSTEON Hub is an amazing piece of kit, it works flawlessly with the INSTEON for Hub app. Did you know that it will also work with HTTP commands? This opens it up to a host of other technologies, including Tasker, web browsers, PHP and more.

This exclusive post will show you how, as well as provide you with a very handy tool to make it all happen.

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Control your home with your voice

2 Comments  |   Posted in INSTEON   |  By Brad Arthur

I am going to show you how you can control your INSTEON enabled home with your voice, using nothing more than your trusty Android phone or tablet - well that’s not completely true, there is a little more involved – but not much...

You are going to love this - I promise.

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INSTEON announces Windows App

Comments  |   Posted in INSTEON   |  By Brad Arthur

INSTEON announces smart home control and monitoring app for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.1. In addition to taking full advantage of the bold design and dynamic interface experience Windows 8.1 provides, INSTEON has included new features to this app release that are exclusive to the Windows platform.

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