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In this episode, I show how to set up and use the Insteon Hub which is the COOLEST Insteon device I've used so far!! All of my previous episodes focused on using the Keypad Dimmer to control other devices. The Insteon Hub is an intelligent controller that you can access individual devices or setup scenes. NOTE ABOUT "RESPONDER" VS. "BOTH" When setting up a scene, each device can be set as a "Responder" (the default), "Controller", or "Both". I incorrectly selected "Both" in this video because I had used that setting when playing with the Hub and my Keypad Dimmer. I'll go into detail in a future video, but here's why "Both" was wrong: When a lamp module is set in "Both" mode, that means the lamp module also acts as a controller - which means pressing the module's "on" button turns on the scene. There may be times when this behavior would be useful, but not for the scenes in this video. For more information: http://handydad.tv/insteon -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- You need to see this: "Ultimate Desk Setup" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFicEWko8y0 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
I've come up with a method of monitoring my doorbell when I am away from my house. Whether I'm in my backyard or on vacation I get notifications sent to both my phone and e-mail when someone presses my doorbell button. With this notification I can do things like trigger lights to turn on, maybe for the hard of hearing or maybe trigger security cameras to start recording. Parts I used for this project: My existing wall mounted doorbell. One Insteon door and window open close sensor. http://tinyurl.com/jfzcrfy 2 Posi Tap Tap connectors. http://tinyurl.com/jm24fsh 1 reed sensor.(recommend buying extras) http://tinyurl.com/h6bcyp3
Motorized electric water shutoff valve with contact closure feedback available at www.innovativehomesys.com can be configured for use with two way INSTEON control. Turn off the water whenever you're away or automatically turn off water when a leak is detected.
Smart Home Automation systems offer many different HUBS to power your Smart Home in 2018, which is the best smart home hub for you? In this video I look at some pro's and con's for some of the popular choices all of which I have used before! —- Items I use all the time for my Home Automation —- Z-Wave Stick Hardware – http://geni.us/AAuj Raspberry Pi – http://geni.us/tqi8aJ8 Raspberry Pi Starter Kit – http://geni.us/uzEZ Smartthings V2 HUB – http://geni.us/0d5sjq Wink Hub – http://geni.us/c4Yb8lZ Vera Hub – http://geni.us/2axB3iV Ring Doorbell http://geni.us/6C80Q Nest Thermostat http://geni.us/4ofAkAS Plum Lightpad http://geni.us/TBwHtOx Amazon Alexa Show - http://geni.us/vhtBzJn Echo - http://geni.us/zDDU5A Dot -http://geni.us/cGl6H Spot - http://geni.us/ICzf LIFX Light Bulbs http://geni.us/fLi7nu6 Smartthings Hub http://geni.us/0d5sjq Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, WiFi, 8 Zone 2nd Generation http://geni.us/4Q2p Arlo VMS3130 Indoor/Outdoor Night Vision Security System http://geni.us/MVE4 Yale Real Living Keyed Touchscreen Deadbolt http://geni.us/Gntq Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Control, Hub and App, http://geni.us/i4Zrcg5 —-My Camera Video Gear —- Sony A6500 – http://geni.us/K7TXY Smallrig Cage for Sony A6500 – http://geni.us/0iRLAhf Sony 10-18mm Wide-Angle Zoom Lens – http://geni.us/Aw3QQp Rode VideoMic – http://geni.us/06mh26
I've come up with a simple way to monitor my garage door open / closed status using an Insteon Door / Window sensor and wanted to share it with anyone that was hunting for a similar solution. Update 8/13/2016: Still working perfectly with the original battery that shipped with the sensor. I'm quite please!
Basic INSTEON operation and how to troubleshoot INSTEON communication problems.