Using your iPhone to Remotely Control Your Garage Door

We just posted that Smart Start iPhone app from Viper that lets you start your car remotely, but what about opening your garage door remotely? Why you ask? Here’s the scenario – you wake up on a cold winter morning, maybe in your upstairs bedroom, and you’re already late for work but just can’t imagine… Continue reading Using your iPhone to Remotely Control Your Garage Door

iLinc: iPhone app to control your INSTEON/X10 home automation devices remotely

Now that you have your home automation all tricked out, and you got yourself an iPhone, how do you control your HA system from your God-phone?! Not to worry, iLinc is an iPhone/iPod Touch app that lets you do just that. For example, you can control up to 1000 INSTEON or X10 devices as well… Continue reading iLinc: iPhone app to control your INSTEON/X10 home automation devices remotely

InterHome – smart house ‘learns’ from its inhabitants

More good (and cool) news from the home automation field. The University of Hertfordshire has put together a working demo of a house they called InterHome that is able to ‘learn’ and adapt to its inhabitants lifestyles. Using X10 technology and embedded devices, the house can text its owners in the event of unlocked doors… Continue reading InterHome – smart house ‘learns’ from its inhabitants