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Sensaphone Cottage Sitter
Sensaphone® Cottage Sitter
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Remote Thermostat Control
Sensaphone Cottage Sitter (4 Inputs/4 Number Dialout)
Item# 7005CS
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Overview

  • Like classic Sensaphone but with telephone thermostat control
  • Calls up to 4 phone numbers to notify of abnormal conditions
  • Contact the system using any phone for status reports

Essential Info

Protect and monitor your vacation home, cabin or cottage — even when you can't be there! Doing so is now easy and convenient with the new Sensaphone Cottage Sitter, a totally new remote residence monitoring system that can help you detect problems before they turn into disasters.

Like the classic Sensaphone this new system will call you by dialing up to four phone numbers when its sensors detect abnormal conditions (i.e. temperature dips or spikes, leaking water, intrusions, etc.). But the Cottage Sitter takes remote monitoring one giant leap forward with the added ability to control the thermostat by phone. Now you can set the temperature hours before you arrive, ensuring that the house is comfortable and cozy from the moment you walk in the door. The Sensaphone Cottage Sitter requires 6 "D" cell batteries, which are not included.

Manuals/Software

What's Included

  • FGD-1104-CS Sensaphone Cottage Sitter (4 Input/ 4 Dialout)
  • AC Power Adaptor
  • More Info


    It Contacts You If Something Goes Wrong
    With a built-in temperature sensor, microphone and an AC power failure sensor, this system has the ability to call four phone numbers and report the conditions with voice-synthesized English if temperatures go above or below certain levels, if a smoke alarm or security system siren goes off, or if there's a power failure (if the system is backed up with a battery). You can also call your vacation home at any time to obtain a status report, or to listen in to on-site sounds, for total peace of mind.

    The system can also be expanded with up to three additional status sensors to detect other conditions of your choice, so long as the sensors use normally-open or normally-closed contacts. These can include:
    • Water Sensors (to see if there's flooding in the basement)
    • Wind Sensors (to get an idea of what the surfing conditions are at the beach house)
    • Rain Sensors (in case you want to postpone the trip until a dryer weekend)
    • Freeze Sensors (in case you want an idea of what the snow conditions are like for your snowboarding trip)
    • Temperature Sensor Just like the one built into the Sensaphone® so you can monitor additional temperature-sensitive areas of the property
    Remote Thermostat Control
    The Sensaphone Cottage Sitter remote thermostat feature even lets you control the thermostat with a phone call, which is great for getting the vacation home to your preferred temperature hours before you arrive. And if you forget to turn the thermostat down before you leave, you can easily do it from any phone, wherever you are. The Sensaphone Cottage Sitter works with most standard thermostats or set-back thermostats. Thermostats are sold separately. The relay outputs are controlled by a low-voltage relay that can handle 30V AC/DC up to 2Amps (max).

    Built-In Features
  • 4 user-selectable inputs, temperature or dry-contact
  • Microphone monitors high sound alarms and enables remote listen-in
  • AC power failure sensing with variable recognition time
  • Battery condition monitor (uses 6 "D" cells)
  • ClockAdvanced Capabilities
  • User Programmable: alarm recognition time, call delay, inter-call delay, message repetitions
  • Temperature sensing in Fahrenheit (-20°F to 150°F), or Celsius (-29°C to 65°C)
  • Individual temperature input calibration
  • Non-volatile memory for all programmed parameters
  • The relay outputs are controlled by a low-voltage relay that can handle 30V AC/DC upto 2Amps (max).

    Versatile Dial-Out Capabilities
  • Alert sensors trigger pulse or tone dial-out automatically
  • Dials 4 phone numbers, up to 32 digits each
  • Continues dialing numbers in sequence, until acknowledged
  • Call Progress: Intelligently detects ringing or busy signal
  • Intelligent dial out to beepers and pagers

    Easy Control Access
  • Keypad for local programming and status report
  • Unit can be called from any phone to verify status of all monitored conditions
  • Local or remote enabling/disabling of all dial-out conditions
  • Can share a single phone line with an answering machine, allowing full operation of both units
  • Programmable security code access
  • Specifications


    Specifications

    Sensaphone Product No.:FGD-1104-CS
    Battery:Uses 6 "D" cells (not included)
    Inputs:4 phone numbers, up to 32 digits each
    Temperature sensing range:Fahrenheit (-20°F to 150°F) or Celsius (-29°C to 65°C)
    Weight:2.86 lbs
    Dimensions:7.5" x 2" x 8.5"



    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information: Sensaphone Inc, Tel: (877) 373-2700 Ext 260

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    Remote Thermostat Control       
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    Reviews

    DOUG -- victor, ID   12/8/2006
    We use this product a lot as we live and service a lot of second home in our area. We have been very satified with the user friendliness, and ease of installation. Use of this product is usually an easy sell.
    DARIN -- sault ste marie, ON   3/16/2006
    All was good, we purchased this unit and installed it with new heating system.
    MICHAEL -- hope valley, RI   12/19/2005
    The sensaphone has definitely met all my expectations, so far. Good job on the instruction manual too!
    SEAN -- de kalb, IL   11/24/2005
    I am happy with my Sensaphone purchase.
    PAUL -- nahant, MA   7/31/2005
    Very please with the overall experience in purchasing through smarthome
    CHARLES -- westford, MA   3/24/2005
    This unit has worked well, once I got it programmed and understood it. I tested it with several phone numbers and alert conditions. Have not had a "real" alert yet and don't want one, but time will tell.
    STEVE -- norwalk, CT   3/4/2005
    It was exactly as I expected. It is installed and working.
    WAYNE -- hillside, NJ   2/28/2005
    Fantastic product!
    ALAN J -- needham, MA   2/25/2005
    Excellent device!
    MARK -- milford, MA   2/23/2005
    Great product!
    TIMOTHY -- sartoga springs, NY   2/20/2005
    seems to work well.
    JOHN -- union, NJ   2/17/2005
    EXACTLY "AS ADVERTIZED'.....READ INSTRUCTIONS, INSTALL BATTERIES, PLUG-IN POWER SUPPLY, MINOR PROGRAMING, AND PRESTO.....I CAN MONITOR MY 2ND HOME FROM ANYWHERE. TOLD A FRIEND....HE CHECKED OUT YOUR WEBSITE & PLACED AN ORDER TOO!!! GREAT ITEM, OUT-OF-THE-BOX...JUST WHAT I WANTED AND INTENDED TO FABRICATE FROM VARIOUS COMPONENTS, SAVED THE SHOP TIME & PROBABLY CAME OUT MORE ECONOMICAL!! JOHN
    STEVE -- emmaus, PA   1/31/2005
    So far so good - Using primarily dial up option.
    TIMOTHY M. -- caribou, ME   1/11/2005
    Very satisfied with the unit. Have recommended it to family members
    DAVID -- stamford, CT   1/9/2005
    It has more capability than I have figured out.
    NEAL -- harpers ferry, WV   1/9/2005
    reliable, great product for simple remote monitoring and control applications.
    SETH -- new york, NY   12/23/2004
    For a very complex item, the instruction manual was clear and the setup very easy to follow. I also spoke to customer service before ordering the item and the rep that I spoke with was knowledgeable and helpful and directed me to the correct product.
    ANNE -- vadnais heights, MN   12/17/2004
    So far the sensaphone seems to be working well. Installation was straight forward.
    Tom -- hillsboro, Or.   11/22/2004
    This appears to be an upgraded unit Radio Shack used to sell years ago for $99.00. Unlike computers (which it really is!) the price went up substantially. Supply and demand apparently. I've not scene anything like this product out there. Its one of a kind.
    DENNIS D -- lakewood, CO   11/18/2004
    I am very satisfied with this product and will be puchasing similar products from you in the future. Have you considered local technical support for your products in areas applicable? Such as the Cottage Sitter, it is a terrific product but its full abilities cannot be recognized by the average consumer. If so, I am interested as I am technically able to consult with users in the Colorado Resort communities. Dennis Capps

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