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Control and Monitor Your Home Remotely Via Computer
HomeSeer Software/INSTEON PowerLinc Kit
HomeSeer Software/INSTEON PowerLinc Kit
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Homeseer Software/INSTEON Powerlinc Kit
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Overview

  • HomeSeer software allows local and remote computer control of lighting, security, and events
  • PowerLinc interface sends commands through existing electrical wires
  • Schedule events to occur by time, sunrise/sunset, or with conditions

Essential Info

If you have dedicated Internet access (i.e. cable modem or DSL) and you want to control and monitor your home while you're away, HomeSeer's built-in Web server brings you full control of all of your INSTEON devices through a password-protected Web page or by e-mail. Using this kit's PowerLinc interface, you'll be able to send commands from your home or remote computer through your home's powerlines to any INSTEON lamp and appliance modules, programmable wall switches and infrared audio/video devices through such IR interfaces as the SmartLabs Design PC/IR Linc and JDS IR Xpander infrared controller. HomeSeer also features powerful event mechanisms, enabling you to create events triggered by absolute time, sunrise/sunset (with offset) and matched infrared commands. Triggers can also be set with conditions. Smarthome does not accept returns on any opened software.

Manuals/Software

What's Included

  • Software CD
  • Registration Code
  • Software Quick Start Booklet
  • INSTEON PowerLinc V2™ Controller
  • Interface Quick Start Guide
  • More Info


    Control your INSTEON-compatible lighting devices with your HomeSeer v2.0 software by installing a plug-in that's free of charge to all registered HomeSeer v2.0 users. The new basic plug-in supports all on-off-dim functions. To install, simply run HomeSeer v2.0 and download from the HomeSeer updater. The plug-in includes Smarthome's SDM configuration software.

    Note: Your PC will need to remain on in order to execute timed commands and triggered events. This software does not download to the PowerLinc V2 Controller at this time.

    Note: HomeSeer will work correctly in conjunction with the Daylight Saving Time change. However, they may depend on the associated computer's operating system being updated.

    The INSTEON (patent pending) PowerLinc Controller is a stand-alone home automation interface for controlling lights, appliances, heating/air conditioning systems and alarm systems that uses a computer's Universal Serial Bus (USB) connection for communicating timer and event macros. The PowerLinc Controller includes SmartLabs Designs' innovative pass-through AC outlet on the front of the unit, which allows you to plug in additional AC devices.

    Security systems can communicate with HomeSeer through a serial port to notify HomeSeer about any event that occurs in the system, including sensor status change and alarm events. You can then trigger events based on those responses. Compatible security systems Include:
    • The HAI Omni Series. (Additional Plug-in (Item 12663) required and sold separately.)

    • The ELK M1 Series. (Third-party plug-in required and sold separately.)

    • The Napco Gemini 3200 & Gemini 9600 systems. (Additional plug-in required and sold separately.)

    • The Caddx NX8 System. (Third-party plug-in required and sold separately.)

    • The GE Interlogix System. (Third-party plug-in required and sold separately.)

    • The OnQ HMS Series. (Third-party plug-in required and sold separately.)


    For temperature control, HomeSeer supports HVAC devices through the use of scripts. Compatible Units include:

    • The Enerzone Series
    • The HAI RC80B
    • The RCS TZ16
    • Many other units from RCS, Inc.


    Download the Smarthome Manager Essential Timer Software.exe, Smarthome Manager Essential Timer Software.zip and Timer Manual free of charge. For Mac users, Indigo 1.8 (sold separately) is now INSTEON compatible and available for purchase to use with the PowerLinc USB.

    The PowerLinc Controller is safety tested and approved. The assembly lines for Smarthome Design Products are ISO9001 certified. In order to meet the ISO 9001 standards, the entire factory underwent rigorous inspections of procedures and policies before being thoroughly audited. The certification received was based on its dedication to high quality management systems and strict adherence of quality systems and guidelines.

    Note: It is advised that you unplug your PowerLinc when playing games that use Microsoft's DirectX system while using USB input devices, such as joysticks.

    Specifications

    Software Specifications

    Manufacturer:HomeSeer
    Manufacturer Product No.:S-HS-20
    Container Dimensions:7.5" x 5.25" x 0.5"
    System Requirements:Operating System: Windows XP (All versions) or Windows 2000 (SP2 or higher)
    CPU: 800 Mhz or Faster
    RAM: 256 Mb or more
    Hard Disk Space: 150 Mb or more free

    Interface Specifications

    Manufacturer:Smarthome
    Manufacturer Product No.:2414U
    UPC:891114000143
    Patent No.:U.S. Patent No. 7,345,998, International patents pending
    Software:Sold Separately
    Downloadable memory:32KB
    Internal battery:10 years
    Pass-Through Outlet:Yes, rated for up to 15 amps
    Warranty:2 years



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    Reviews

    12 Ratings
    5 star: 17%  (2)
    4 star: 25%  (3)
    3 star: 25%  (3)
    2 star: 17%  (2)
    1 star: 17%  (2)
    Average Customer Rating
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    ACCOUNTS -- quebec, QC   7/10/2008
    integration could be easier and also better, efforts from both parties are required
    LARRY -- mayfield, KY   2/28/2008
    the products were as promised. Now i need tech help in getting this set up.
    Michael Frazier -- birmingham, Alabama   2/6/2008
    This is the most powerful software I''ve used to date. HomeSeer interfaces with all of my hardware - security console, RCS thermostats, my RFID tags,etc, and the ability to control my home from my iPhone is incredible. Having control of my thermostats from the web was the selling point for me. Excellent software and would highly recommend it.
    Chris Taplin --    1/11/2008
    HomeSeer is a powerful home automation system that ultimatly that has the ability to do all the high-end features of the professional installed systems. However, it is not for the novice or someone who just wants to plug it in and go. It takes some doing to get it to do what you want. Wish there was a book on it that provides a thorough explanation of how to use it efficiently and implement it''s higher end features. Bottom Line - For $200 you can''t do much better. Good luck and enjoy!
    MATTHEW J -- southborough, MA   11/22/2007
    I wanted something to replace my older X10 HouseLinc kit. This requires the Computer to be on all the time, and is frankly not easy to use, nor is it accurate. While I'm getting used to the UI, it often triggers the wrong X10 devices (for example, my A1 devices are going on even though they are not in the list, but my A7 devices are NOT) -- this is inconsistent and if I was a conspiracy theeorist, I'd say I was being forced to acquire Insteon to replace the X10 stuff, but there's not enough Insteon available yet (types of controllers).
    JOHN -- tucson, AZ   11/6/2007
    Power linc module is great and easy to use. Homeseer software is marginal at best. Not intuitive.
    PAUL -- reno, NV   8/5/2007
    You're doing good, keep it up.
    LANE -- garden city, KS   7/4/2007
    Very impressive software, easy to use yet very powerful, I still can't beleive all of what it can do.
    GLENN -- carrollton, TX   6/21/2007
    I'm new to Insteon but the setup and operation was easy and straightforward. Once I installed the RF phase couplers, I have had very reliable communications with no issues. Very satisfied with this purchase.
    TODD -- palm springs, CA   5/16/2007
    Product was fine. I had a question about how to use it with Homeseer and tech support answered question with no problems.
    CHRIS -- scottsdale, AZ   5/11/2007
    I am struggling getting the homeseer software to work. Coordination between Homeseer and Smarthome on the product interaction could be improved.
    SCOTT -- richmond, TX   4/25/2007
    Works as advertised, would buy from Smarthome again.

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