Tom’s Hardware reader John Knutson just recently published An Introduction To Home Automation. It walks you through the installation of INSTEON-based home automation system, including replacement of basic light switches with SwitchLinks, installation of motion sensors and SmartLinc controller, etc.
In conclusion John came to the following verdict:
- My entire house has become a toy for me to play with and tweak.
- Great to show off your house to friends, neighbors, and family.
- Laziness (convenience) is taken to a whole new level. Did I leave the light on in the living room when I’ve already crawled into bed? Hit the off button and I don’t have to go check.
The Verdict: I want more! My computer may not be getting upgrades for a while, as I’ll be too busy playing with my house.
Read the entire article at Tom’s Hardware website.