Home Control Assistant HCA 11 Standard - Home Automation Software
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Home Control Assistant HCA 11 Standard - Home Automation Software

Windows Based Home Automation Controller for INSTEON, Wireless and IR Technology
  • Integrates INSTEON and X10 power line technologies
  • Supports IP addressed IR interfaces from GlobalCache and BitWise
  • Supports whole-house wireless
  • Multiple Schedules created by a visual scheduling tool
  • Unlimited programs to respond to events - in a graphical manner from over 60 different actions
  • Includes Checkbox control - get powerful control with no scheduling or programming
  • Includes Power Track - track power usage for all your 2-way devices
  • Works with all the latest INSTEON firmware devices

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  • Home Control Assistant (HCA) is a Windows based home automation program that works with a variety of automation interfaces to control lights, appliances, irrigation, HVAC and more. With HCA's Programming, Scheduling, Checkbox control and Power Track, you can easily save money, reduce electrical usage, conserve water and improve safety by automating your home.

    The Home Control Assistant runs on any computer that uses the Windows XP, Vista or Win7 operating system. It works with automation interfaces to control lights and appliances in your home using X10, INSTEON, UPB, Wireless and IR technology.

    HCA can be installed in a home with existing automation hardware. HCA can "spider" through or Multi-Add all your installed INSTEON network and find all the devices and add them to your home design file. A new automation solution is easy to create using the built-in Wizards for creating a new file, adding devices, creating new schedules, and new programs. Once you have defined all the hardware, adding schedules and programs is simple using the Visual Tools provided.

    Additional features:
    • Multiple Schedules created by a visual scheduling tool
    • Unlimited # of programs to respond to events. Constructed in a graphical manner from over 60 different actions
    • Control interface creates a simplified control oriented user interface
    • Integrate into views of other applications: security, power management, and cameras using HTML views
    • Send email and SMS messages as part of a program action
    • Create and view INSTEON scenes in a graphical manner and remotely program them into INSTEON devices
    • Bridge power line technologies by using multiple power line interfaces simultaneously. Create bridge maps to automatically translate between different technology commands
    • Integrates weather data from web based or weather station sources
    • Powerful "whole house modes" and "checkbox control" for quick power saving programming
    • Background design checker quickly locate design problems
    • Configurable Alert Mechanism for handling exceptional conditions
    • Many tools for creating, viewing, modifying, and documenting the design
    • HCA is well documented in an extensive User Guide

    • Product Comparison Chart - Standard vs. Plus









    HCA 11 and INSTEON - Video Tutorials
      • INSTEON - Part 1
      • INSTEON - Part 2
      • INSTEON - Part 3

    Click here to review all INSTEON devices. Please note that when using HCA 11 control INSTEON home automation devices, a PowerLinc modem is required, available with a USB Interface or Serial Interface, each sold separately.

    Try before you buy
    A 30 day trial of HCA Plus is available for download so you can evaluate HCA before you purchase. With a time limited trial, you get a copy of the software that is fully functional - no program actions are disabled. After you download and install you can use the evaluation for 30 days. At the end of that time you will be unable to run the program. The software used to time limit the executable is very sensitive to attempts to bypass its security. If you change the date on your computer after you install HCA you may not get the full 30 day trial period.

    On Windows Vista or Windows 7, the first time you execute HCA after you complete the install you must do it as an administrator in order to set the time lock. Right-click on "HCA" after you browse to it from the Start button and select "Run as Administrator". A good way to start with HCA is to look at the sample file "MyHome.HCA" installed in the Samples sub-folder of the HCA folder in your Documents area.

    A fully functional version of HCA 11 Plus can be downloaded here (zip file).

  • 1 Review

    Review of 126311 Review by JACK
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    Installation is easy and the program works great, but rather difficult to get your rooms and modules where you want them. The program could havee been a lot simpiler to use.

    Posted on 3/19/2013

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