TinkerTry featured on BYOB Episode 125 "Home Automation"

April 20 2022 Urgent Update - Insteon ceased all sales and service operations abruptly in mid April of 2022, as covered by arstechnica here. Their abrupt closure left customers without access to their hubs to change any settings, myself included. While smarthome.com hasn't been taken offline yet, I…

Jun 24 2013

Superguide: Insteon Home Automation

April 20 2022 Urgent Update - Insteon ceased all sales and service operations abruptly in mid April of 2022, as covered by arstechnica here. Their abrupt closure left customers without access to their hubs to change any settings, myself included. While smarthome.com hasn't been taken offline yet, I…

Jun 23 2013

My home's First Alert ONELINK system for smoke and carbon monoxide detection includes voiced warnings, with optional smartphone alerts

Wow, about 10,000 people have found this article in 9 years since it was published, and the pageviews have been so very consistent over time. April 20 2022 Urgent Update - Insteon ceased all sales and service operations abruptly in mid April of 2022, as covered by arstechnica here. Their abrupt…

Jun 14 2013

Insteon Hub first impressions, easier home automation, configured right from your smartphone

April 20 2022 Urgent Update - Insteon ceased all sales and service operations abruptly in mid April of 2022, as covered by arstechnica here. Their abrupt closure left customers without access to their hubs to change any settings, myself included. While smarthome.com hasn't been taken offline yet, I…

Dec 22 2012

Finally found an efficient, attractive, and affordable ceiling fixture, with 3 LED bulbs, totaling just $88

Short version, if you're replacing a ceiling fixture, consider heading to Home Depot if you live near one, or head online, to try: Qty 1 of $46.97 Progress Lighting Renovations Collection Antique Nickel 3-light Flushmount Qty 3 of $13.97 EcoSmart 13-Watt (60W) Warm White (3000K) A19 LED Light Bulb…

May 28 2012