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 X10 Activehome Automation Kit
X10 Activehome Automation Kit
X10 Activehome Automation Kit
Item# 1142
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  • Command A/V equipment, lights and more —
  • with just one remote control
  • Dim or brighten the lights from the comfort of your sofa
  • Program your lights to automatically turn on when it gets dark out
  • Turn all your electronics on or off with just one button press
  • Create custom mood lighting "scenes" with the press of one button
  • Easy to program on any PC —
  • the schedules will run, even when your PC is off

Essential Info

You'll never have to get off the sofa to make room adjustments again with this home automation kit that gives you the power to control home theater equipment, lights and other electronic devices with one remote control! Just hook up these plug-and-play items, and in just seconds, you'll have complete on-command or pre-programmed control of nearly any electronic device in your home!

This system allows you to create timed schedules for your lights and appliances — perfect if you want to wake up to music and soft gentle lights, or if you want to make your house look lived in while you're gone. You can even control devices directly from your PC just by clicking on them.

About 100 programmed events and macros can be downloaded to the memory on the Activehome unit for stand-alone operation (with the PC turned off).

The Activehome Kit features a 6-in-1 IR Remote Control that can control most commonly available audio/video components, as well as X10 via RF (using X10 RF Receiver Base). A separate X10 RF Keychain Remote and an X10 Lamp Module is also included.

#1142 Activehome Kit includes:
1 - 1140 Activehome (CM11A) PC Interface
1 - 4006 6-in-1 Remote Control (Not sold separately)
1 - 4005X 16-Device RF Base
1 - 2000 Lamp Module
1 - 4004 Keychain Remote, 6 "AAA" Batteries

Expanding is easy! When you're ready to control more functions, simply add any X10 lamp or appliance module.

The Activehome module plugs into the serial port of any PC running Windows 3.1/95/98/ME/2000 (and Windows XP with the downloadable driver from this page). The socket on the front of the unit is an unswitched pass-through power outlet for the power cord of the PC. CD-ROM drive required.

Also available is the #1140 the Activehome interface alone without accessories.

Note: The radio signals sent by the remote control will not directly control a UHF satellite dish receiver or other audio-video gear which only receives RF signals. The RF portion of the remote control is only for controlling Home Automation Products.


HARRY -- camarillo, CA   6/16/2014
X-10 is the best
TOM -- san diego, CA   5/2/2014
thanks for carring the replacement parts for my system! very pleased
E. T. -- granville, OH   2/6/2014
I have been using these for years. When this shipment arrived I discovered I already had 4 - a lifetime supply. Or at least until incandescent bulbs are no longer available. My hope is that there is something in the works to make a lamp module that works with CFL bulbs.
PAUL -- oceanside, AL   1/12/2014
Did the job. Have installed many before. However X10 is X10. Has it's moments. Works, does not work. Goes on by itself , shuts off by it self, but the price is right.
JOHN -- burnsville, MN   1/11/2014
Was surprised that newer version turns on/off gradually; nice feature. But my booster link failed so had to go back to manual Christmas light controls.
TOM -- spartanburg, SC   12/26/2013
I was so glad to be able to find these modules. The system I have originated in 1978 through a company called BSR. When those modules started to fail I was able to get replacements at Radio Shack but they don't have them now. These seem to work better than any previous ones and I didn't have to start all over with a completely new system.
Monte -- Illinois   12/14/2013
We have also been using this product for several years now with no problems at all. We really like the security feature for lighting when you have more than 1 light set on the same code, the lights do not come on at the exact time setting each time. This way there is no automatic tell-tale sign that you are away from the home. We also have an appliance timer on a re-circ pump that comes on several times a day to send hot water thru the pipes to areas of our home that usually take 30 sec. to get warm water to. Great product.
DAVID -- albuquerque, NM   8/1/2013
X10 was the system I started with in 1979 and it still works fine for me within four homes in two states. Modules and controllers do fail occasionally, of course, and I am grateful that Smarthome still sells the units.
DAVID -- west chazy, NY   7/8/2013
Works as it should.
RAYMOND J. -- dover, NH   5/9/2013
Same reliable quality and performance as in the past.
J LELAND -- troy, AL   4/29/2013
This unit features a "soft start" feature that eliminates the annoying click of older models. Just set the codes with a blade screwdriver and plug into a receptacle. The lamp module is easy to use and works great with incandescent bulbs.
FRANK A. -- warminster, PA   2/23/2013
Item is performing as advertised; response, & packaging provided by Home Automation was excellent.
W PETER -- toronto, ON   2/9/2013
Does the job; what more can we expect?
CHRIS -- whitestone, NY   2/2/2013
Works exactly as they are designed to!!
GEORGE -- kettering, OH   1/25/2013
Both products I ordered were received in a timely fashion and were exactly what I ordred.
JONATHAN -- san jose, CA   1/17/2013
Item was backordered, however website and emails kept me informed as to when it would be in stock and ship. Also was on sale!
MICHAEL -- atascadero, CA   1/15/2013
Didn't work unless the commander was in the same outlet. The soft-start "feature" is not in the description - I don't like it.
DONALD -- beaufort, SC   1/13/2013
Excellent product. I have used these for over 5 years. I now have 7 units. They used to be sold by Radio Shack. However, setup for use with INSTEON 2412N Controller is poorly documented and requires a computer programmer/engineer. Also just finding the information can take multiple hours of web searching. If you have a different controller as I previously used it was a snap to set up. However, Once the information was found, interpreted, decoded and implemented the system works great and is very reliable..
PETER -- jacksonville, FL   1/6/2013
Works as advertised.
WALLACE -- georgetown, ON   12/21/2012
Works great and shipped promptly
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