IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2003 - Smarthome, Inc., the world's leading provider of home automation products and personal gadgets, today announced its top 10 most popular products of 2002.The following products are listed in order of popularity of the more than one-half million products sold by Smarthome last year:1. SwitchLinc PLC Dimmer - Consumers can turn on or off all lights in the home from a single wall switch with this device before going to bed or leaving the house. Price: $49.95 2. SwitchLinc 2-Way Dimmer - With this product, consumers can adjust lighting levels for home theater, reading a book or eating dinner at pre-set levels at the touch of a button. Price: $79.953. Sensaphone -- This device monitors the thermostat, water pipes, home alarm system, smoke alarm and selected appliances for unusual occurrences, and calls you when any of the sensors exceed preset limits. Price: $369.954. SecureLinc Wireless Security System -- Whenever a sensor is triggered, this wireless security system sounds an alarm or turns on all house or outdoor lights and is considered a low-cost alternative to traditional home security systems. Price: $249.955. Kustom 6-Source, 6-Room Whole-House Audio Amplifier -- This amplifier allows consumers to distribute audio from the CD player, DVD and stereo to speakers in up to six different rooms at selected volumes. Price: $1,994.996. HouseLinc -- Floor plans and photos can be scanned into the software program to represent rooms in the house, allowing consumers to control electrical devices, including the home theater system, lighting and even the spa, via their PCs. Pre-programmed settings such as 'goodnight' can automatically turn off all house lights, home electronics and set the thermostat to a comfortable sleeping temperature. Price: $179.997. Motorized Drape Controller -- This simple-to-install product allows consumers to automatically open and close drapes weighing up to 60 pounds, eliminating tangled cords and assisting those unable to move heavy drapery. Price: $89.958. X10 Motion Detector Floodlight -- Through X10 technology, multiple floodlights can be linked together and programmed to turn on as a single unit when one sensor detects motion. Price: $49.959. DoorBell Fon Door Answering System -- When a visitor presses the door intercom button, this product sends a distinctive ring to the house phone so the visitor can converse with the homeowner. A lock controller can be added allowing users to unlock the front door by pressing a number on the phone keypad. Price: 129.9510. Panasonic Color Network Camera -- Consumers can view their home, children or pets while at the office or on vacation via the Internet with this pan-and-tilt camera. Price: $479.99"Smarthome is the world's largest provider of home automation products and this list is based on Smarthome's own analysis of its top-selling products in 2002," said Matt Dean, vice president of marketing and sales for Smarthome, Inc. based in Irvine, Calif. "These products demonstrate how consumers are taking advantage of affordable, easy-to-use and install home automation products to make their lives more safe, convenient and fun."The above listed products are available directly from Smarthome at or by calling 1-800-SMARTHOME.About Smarthome, Inc.Smarthome, Inc. is the world's leading designer, manufacturer and online retailer of home automation products and is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Smarthome's international customer base includes retail customers as well as professional dealer/installers through its SmarthomePro division. Smarthome, Inc. has dedicated itself to making life more convenient, safe and fun. Smarthome's on-line catalog can be found at
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