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Posted - 05/02/2012 :  2:11:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I need to find a gateway that I can build some mobile apps to communicate with as part of a proof of concept. It needs to have API's that we can program to.

Use case:
Get a gateway for the house that I am able connect directly to
Have the following automated utilities: Lights, Camera, Pet Feeder
Perform two way communication from the mobile application ~ informed that someone has set off the video, change the thermostat, feed the cat when I dont get home

The key point is that it is a smarthome gateway that we are able to write to.

Tfitzpatri8
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Posted - 05/02/2012 :  2:45:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The ISY line is one option: http://forum.universal-devices.com

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Copious
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Posted - 05/02/2012 :  2:51:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just looking at some information on HomeSeer is that a viable option?

What I really want to do is have the wireless router/gateway at my home. Have that ability to program some apps that are able to talk to it no matter where I am but has some level of security.

Need the camera to send to me a picture of who is at the door
Need to be able to adjust the temp in the house
Need to feed the cat when i am at the pub

Build the apps myself and put my own logo and pictures on it....is this possible with any of the systems out there today or do they all have you go through a home company server to connect to the smarthome devices?
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Posted - 05/02/2012 :  2:55:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
HomeSeer has its own support forum, too: http://board.homeseer.com/

That'd be the place to get the best info on that software & hardware.

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