|October Contest Winner: |
Steven Phillips is a patent attorney in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. More than just a lawyer, Steven received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and fancies himself a DIY weekend warrior type. He was turned onto Smarthome when setting up a whole-home video distribution system in his home.
| How did you discover Smarthome?|
When I was building my house in 2000, I had a structured wiring system put into my home. In 2006, I received a cable DVR, and I wanted to distribute the content saved on the box throughout my home. I found everything I needed at Smarthome, from the low-pass filters to the splitters and combiners.
| Any interest in other aspects of home automation?|
| |Actually, I've had a passing interest in home automation, especially in lighting control. I've done my fair share of research, and I plan on investing the sweepstake winnings on putting INSTEON in my home.
|What products are you planning to start with in INSTEONizing your home?|
|Any other home automation plans after the INSTEON project?|
| |With a fairly good-sized home at about 3600 square feet, I look forward to expanding beyond the basic INSTEON setup. I'm also interested in hooking up a whole-home audio system. However, with young kids at home, any future project will move at a snail's pace.
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Last Updated: November 19, 2007