Affordable, Web-Enabled Automation from HomeSeer

HomeTroller 2Second generation of HomeSeer’s home controller HomeTroller 2 supports Z-Wave, Insteon and X10 out of the box, and offers about 20 optional drivers, plug-ins and applications. Retails now for $895.

Key Features of HomeTroller 2

  • Built-in web server for remote access anywhere.
  • Easy-to-use web interface allows easy access and control with any web browser.
  • Supports the widest variety of user interfaces, including in-wall button controllers, touchscreens, wireless remotes, PDAs, PocketPCs, cellphones and voice (microphones).
  • Compatible with a wide variety of technologies and companies including Lutron, Leviton, Z-Wave, UPB, Insteon and many others.
  • Designed for voice control by microphone and telephone.
  • Creates alerts, announcements and reminders by email, telephone and text message.
  • Supports complete telephone messaging with caller ID announcements (w/optional telephone interface).
  • Includes calendar-based functions for easy scheduling.
  • Automation events may be created ‘on-the-fly’ using voice commands.
  • HSProtect guards the embedded operating system from virus, spyware and malware attacks.
  • HSSentry continuously monitors the unit to ensure extremely reliable operation.
  • Fanless, diskless design for ultimate mechanical reliability.
  • Ultra low power consumption conserves energy and lowers utility bills.
  • Includes true ‘trigger-based’ automation with advanced conditional options.
  • Built-in power failure recovery feature runs events missed during outages when power is restored.
  • Includes multiple serial and USB ports for integration with the most commonly used technology interfaces.


Control Software: HomeSeer HS2 Plus with HSSentry
Operating System: Windows XP Embedded with HSProtect
Mechanical: Fanless, diskless design
Processor: 1.0 GHz VIA C7
DDR Memory: 1 Gb DDR2
Storage: 4 Gb DOM
Serial Ports: (4) 9-pin RS232
USB Ports: (3) USB 2.0
Audio: Mic in / Line in / Line out
Network: (1) 10/100 Ethernet
Monitor: SVGA
PS2 Ports: Keyboard & Mouse
Power Consumption: 10 watts (nominal)
Power Supply: 120-240v, 50/60 Hz
Dimensions: 9.25″W x 2″H x 7″D
Certifications: UL, CE, RoHS

Technologies Supported


  • Standard: Z-Wave, Insteon, X10
  • Optional: UPB, Lightolier Compose, Lutron HomeWorks, Centralite LiteJet, Lutron RadioRA


  • Optional: DSC, Napco, HAI, OnQ, Elk


  • Standard: RCS, CamStat, HomePro, Aprilaire, Enerzone, HAI, Proliphix


  • Optional: Microsoft Windows Media Center, Apple iTunes, MS Windows Media Player, Russound RNET Systems (CAV / CAM)


  • Standard: ADI Ocelot, Smarthome IRLinc 1623PC, JDS IR, XPander, Nirvis Slink-e
  • Optional: Global Cache GC100


  • Standard: ADI Ocelot / SECU-16
  • Optional: WGL Relay8


  • Optional: WGL Rain8


  • Optional: iAutomate (3rd party)
About Ruslan Ulanov 103 Articles
Ruslan Ulanov is a software engineer by day and Smart Home hacker by night. He got fascinated by potential of home automation over a decade ago, when it was available to select few. Over the years experimented with smart products using different technologies from X10 to Insteon to ZigBee. Actively supports new smart home developments on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

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