DIY Projects for Home Automation
Home Automation Bathroom Projects
Install a bathroom fan timer, a medicine cabinet door alarm, a towel warmer wakeup, or a wireless intercom. These fun projects for the bathroom are easy to do and a great way to make your weekend more productive.
Introduction to Wireless Home Automation
Wireless home automation devices such as Insteon, Z-Wave, and ZigBee improve the reliability of home automation systems and also increase their reach compared to all-wired systems. Wireless devices also make home automation usable for commercial applications.
How To Install A Telephone Jack
Telephone jack installation is one of the most basic wiring jobs a homeowner can do. Home automation applications may include installing phone extensions in additional rooms or installing a second phone line in the house.
Installing In-Ceiling and In-Wall Speakers
No home theater system is complete without in-ceiling or in-wall speakers. In-ceiling and in-wall speakers are a compact and attractive audio solution that easily blends into existing home décor.
Kitchen Counter Lighting Home Automation Project
A simple home automation project for the kitchen that can be done over a weekend. Install under-cabinet kitchen lights and automate them to all turn on with one switch.
Set Up Multiple Phone Systems at Home
Having multiple phones installed throughout the house eliminates the need to run from room to room to answer a ringing phone. One of the easiest ways to create multiple phone stations is through wireless phone devices.
Chamberlain Wireless Intercom System
How often do you find yourself wishing you could talk to a family member in another part of the house? Chamberlain wireless intercoms allow you to communicate via a clear 900 MHz signal from up to 1,000 feet away without having to raise your voice above normal voice level.
Homephone Doorbell Fon - Door Intercom
A Homephone DoorBell Fon intercom system rings phones within the house letting you know a visitor is at the door. This system does not require a computer network to install and use.
Using Home Automated Living for Voice Recognition
Home Automated Living has set the standard for voice recognition in home automation. Imagine being able to talk to your home from anywhere in the world and have it respond to your commands.
Hi-Fi 2 Distributed Audio System by HAI
Home Automation, Inc. (HAI) has released a distributed audio system called Hi-Fi 2 that is redefining whole house audio. Choose any audio source from any room in the house and listen to it from any other room in your home.
Smarthome In-Ceiling Surround Sound
A home theater system isn’t complete until you’ve added surround sound speakers. Smarthome is offering their five surround speaker system for around $300 USD.
Do You Need A FilterLinc?
One of the biggest problems that can interfere with the reliable operation of a home automation device is line noise. Power line noise can interfere can interfere with X-10 or INSTEON signals and decrease your system reliability. The FilterLinc is an expensive solution (under $30) to boosting your home automation system performance.
When To Hire a Home Automation Installer?
Home automation was once the realm of do-it-yourselfers and required at least a little bit of techiness to install. With the introduction of professional home automation installers, home automation can now be enjoyed by anyone.
Location (Placement) of Automation Devices in the Home
When installing a new home automation device, is there a best location to put it? Sometimes functionality dictates where the device goes and sometimes you have a choice.
Preparing a New House For Home Automation
Although most enthusiasts install home automation in existing homes, many new construction homes are being wired for home automation.
Build An Automated Sprinkler System
Using home automation technology, you can build all or part of an automated sprinkler system yourself, potentially saving thousands of dollars on professional installation.