- INSTEON and Z-Wave compatible home automation controller
- Control remotely or locally from computers, iPhone, iPads, and other mobile devices
- Create custom events/scenes which can be triggered by a variety of different conditions or scenarios
- Monitor energy consumption of the whole home - reduce your homes energy bill by 30%
- Control sprinklers based on current or future weather forecasts
- Capture images or record video IP cameras and have them automatically emailed to the end-user
- Compatible with many manufacturers of "Smart Technologies" which can be combined for the perfect home solution
Cortexa Automation's EZ1 Home Automation Ready (HAR
) controller offers home and small business owners an easy and convenient way to monitor and control devices within the home or business. The Cortexa can control "Smart" systems and devices in the home including lighting, appliances, HVAC, security cameras and more. Cortexa's HAR
controller can also help reduce energy bills by up to 30%, saving homeowners time and money while increasing quality of life. All of this can be accomplished by using a wide variety of INSTEON
enabled devices including lighting
control, door and window sensors
, motion detectors
, garage door status/control
and more. The Cortexa also works with other devices including Z-Wave
products, Global Cache
, T.E.D (The Energy Detective)
, DSC Security
, and Somfy
shade controls. Hardware Required:Any INSTEON PLM can be used (USB or Serial) as well as the INSTEON Portable USB Adaptor (#24487). Cortexa recommends the dual-band PLM in either USB (2413U) or Serial (2413S) flavors.
The Cortexa cannot communicate through the PLC (Powerlinc Controller 2414) or the SmarthLinc.
The Cortexa EZ1 does not come with the needed hardware to communicate with Insteon or the USB Z-Stick to communicate with Z-Wave.
1x - CTXA-EZ1 INSTEON - Compatible Cortexa EZ1
1x - Installation Guide
Combining INSTEON's Solutions with the Cortexa can bring convenience and peace of mind along with incredible energy savings. How many times have you wondered if you forgot to close your garage door? Or worried lights were left on, the thermostat was not turned down? With the INSTEON Garage Door Control Kit and the Cortexa, you can automatically receive an email or text message if your garage has been left open too long, and close it right from your iPhone, iPad, or computer at work. With the Cortexa and INSTEON Thermostat you can control your heating and cooling from wherever life takes you.
Are you going on vacation soon? Using INSTEON lighting devices and the Cortexa you can put your home in a "Vacation Mode" and your lights will automatically turn On and Off to give the impression you are actually home. You can even check your security cameras while away, just to make sure everything is okay.
Many homeowners have irrigation systems that run regardless of weather conditions wasting money and one of our most scarce resources, water. Using the Rain8Net and the Cortexa, homeowners can setup their system to monitor the weather forecast and not run the sprinklers if it is going to rain the next day. Using the INSTEON Water Sensor and TriggerLinc the Cortexa can even notify you by email or text if there is a leak detected in your home to avoid thousands of dollars in damages.
INSTEON is the best selling, most reliable home control and automation technology. Using both, the existing power lines already in your home, and Radio Frequency communication (RF), INSTEON adds remote control and automation to lighting, appliances, and other home control applications of all types. From lighting control to integrated security systems, the new home automation standard allows you to manage your home the way you want. Easy to install and setup, INSTEON offers the flexibility and dependability to make your life more convenient, safe and fun.
Z-Wave is an interoperable two way RF mesh networking technology. Each main powered device in a Z-Wave network is designed to act as a repeater. Repeaters can re-transmit the RF signal to ensure that the signal is received by its intended destination by routing the signal around obstacles and radio dead spots. The more Z-Wave modules you have throughout your home the faster and more reliable your communication will be. These packages of Z-Wave in-wall switches, both dimming and non-dimming (relay), are great for adding to your existing Z-Wave system.
Remote Access Via myCortexa.com
Cortexa has launched myCortexa.com, which is the brand new web portal for remote access. A user can go to myCortexa.com and directly access their homes Cortexa. Cortexa's iPhone and iPad app also use myCortexa.com to access the system within the home.myCortexa.com provides additional services such as:
Automatically stores backups of the Cortexa Controller in the cloud
Automatically uploading camera recordings to the cloud remote viewing, emailing or downloading
Allows Guest Access to other people perminantly or until an expiration date
Allows installers to better serve their customers by allowing access and information sharing between customer and installer
Access to myCortexa requires a Subscription. New Cortexas come with a free 3 month subscription to myCortexa.com. Subscriptions allow for services of myCortexa including Easy Remote Access, Auto Backups, Guest Access, Video Upload, and iOS Client access (iPad/iPhone/iPod). Subscription fees are $5/month or $50/year.
Compatible Subsystems and 3rd Party Technologies
Occupancy & Door/Window Sensors:
A/V Control, IR, I/O:
The Energy Detective (T.E.D.) 5000-G
WGL Rain8Net Pro
Cameras & DVR:
Most D-Link IP Cameras
Most Panasonic IP Cameras
Other IP cameras (Check with Cortxa Support)
Everfocus ECOR Series DVR's
|Manufacturer Product No.||CTXA-EZ1|
|Operating Temp||~120° Fahrenheit|
|Network Connectivity||Gigabit LAN|
|Input/Output Ports||1 Serial Port, 2x USB Ports, VGA Port|
|Power Supply||12V±5% converted to +3V/+5V for system|
|Memory||1 GB RAM|
|Storage||160 GB HD|
|VESA Mounting||75 mm x 75 mm|
Only merchandise credit for defective items returned within 30 days of purchase. No other returns allowed on this item.
Manufacturer contact information: Cortexa, LLC, Tel: (512) 538-2944