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Tuicemen

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Available Hardware
« on: November 27, 2013, 09:03:04 AM »
Over the last few years Wi-Fi has started to pop up for a vast number of devices.
The most common being computers, laptops , modems/routers  and cameras
But there are other devices that have come out like thermostats and door looks.
Heck I've even heard of a Wi-Fi bathroom scale. ::)
I'm Just wodering what others are using and what they may be planning on using in the future.
Currently my off grid setup includes:
EasyBulb Wi-Fi LED lights
A DSL Wi-Fi router modem combo (the combo cuts down on power consumption being off grid)
4 IP cameras two of which are out door (Foscam and Easyn)
A couple of laptops when I'm there

In the future I'd like to add:
WeMo Home Automation to compliment my X10 setup
Maybe one or more door locks these seem to be relatively new so I'm watching with interest.
Maybe a Wi-Fi thermostat (not sure how these will work for radiant flooring and a boiler)

I'll update these list as they change.

My city residence includes:
Several Wi-Fi Laptops
Wi-Fi Router/cable modem combo
EasyBulb Wi-Fi led lights
I don't expect this list to expand other that to while test programing PCC to interact with new devices.
X10 turned me into a Software programmer.
A warning label should have been added ;)

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Re: Available Hardware
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2014, 07:44:42 AM »

Tuicemen,

My brother has a WiFi thermostat (Honeywell) and loves it.  He can login remotely while sunbirding in FL to check his temperature and modify settings.  It controls a gas boiler to hot water baseboard heating.

Max
 

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Re: Available Hardware
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2014, 05:11:06 AM »
good to know the honeywells work with a boiler.
I've been watching the price of these at my local Costco.
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Re: Available Hardware
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2014, 09:09:57 AM »
I have the non-wifi version and it works great as a thermostat for my heat pump setup.  I almost pulled the trigger on the wifi version, but:
  • It was way more expensive
  • Nothing seemed to use it so I was concerned it wouldn't take off
  • My installer struggled enough with the standard one, I didn't want to tax his brain
  • Other standards seemed like they might be the one people generally went with, so code may/may not be available (zwave, etc)
  • Possible security concerns

I'm watching these now since they certainly seem to becoming more popular!

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Re: Available Hardware
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2015, 09:12:22 AM »
With Authinx (x10) set to release a Wi-Fi module later this year I find I'll be moving away from my WeMo and EasyBulb Wi-Fi led lights.
Having the ability to help testing the X10 Wi-Fi module helped convince me to stay with X10.
This first generation Wi-Fi module has lots of potential even though it is only to be a Wi-Fi -to X10 PLC device.
Authinx plans to air freight a small shipment to hopefully be available prior to Christmas.
There is no word on pricing yet though they plan to keep it inline with other X10 hardware.
There also is word a discount code will be available to X10 forum members. ;)
X10 turned me into a Software programmer.
A warning label should have been added ;)