This product review explains how to choose and configure a Panasonic IP Network Camera. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.
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How to Install an Ethernet Jack for a Home Network – the new jack is attached to the wall plate and cable is fished through the walls. This project is continued from Part 1. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.
This article describes how to configure a RemoteLinc Insteon wireless remote control using the ISY-99i Home Automation Controller to manage other Insteon devices. I use the RemoteLinc to control the lights around my home. The “All On” button makes for a nice panic button if kept by the bedroom nightstand. The RemoteLinc makes a pleasant […]
This tutorial is continued from Part 1. 6: Update ISY-99i Configuration on the Network Diagram Update the ISY-99i entries on network diagram with your values for the following parameters: ISY-99i Static IP Address: 192.168.2.200 Netmask: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: 192.168.2.1 (IP address of the Linksys router) DNS Server: 192.168.2.1 (IP address of the Linksys router) HTTPS Port: […]
This article is a step-by-step tutorial showing how to configure a static IP address and port forwarding for secure Internet access to the ISY-99i Home Automation Controller. Problem with UPnP and Internet Access The Linksys WRT-54G WiFi router supports Universal Plug-n-Play (UPnP), a feature that automatically detects and configures Internet access for the ISY-99i. However, […]
My garage has a motion sensor floodlight on the corner by the driveway. I upgraded the garage floodlights by: Installing an Insteon In-LineLinc Relay for home automation. Adding a 2nd slaved floodlight at the other end of the garage. The slaved floodlight operates with the primary motion floodlight under control of the In-LineLinc. The details […]
This article illustrates how to re-wire a Heath® Zenith motion activated floodlight, model SL-5412, with an Insteon In-LineLinc Relay for automation of home lighting. You can also purchase a floodlight kit directly from SmartHome.com including the In-LineLinc. But if you want to retro-fit an existing floodlight or prefer a wider range (150° or 180°) PIR […]
My front porch has pendant lights suspended by chains and is controlled by a standard light switch. I automated the porch lights with Insteon home automation controls purchased from SmartHome.com. I covered the Insteon ToggleLinc light switch installation in this article. The related ISY-99i home automation controller is discussed here. The Insteon Motion Sensor is […]
Insteon devices can be linked together to do basic home automation tasks like pressing a single button to dim the lights and turn on a TV. But if you want to run programs on a schedule, create advanced behaviors or access your devices from the Internet via a web browser, a home automation controller or […]
This article is continued from Part 1. I’m ready to begin wiring in the ToggleLinc for the porch lights and reconnect the 2nd light switch for the interior light in the double gang box. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.