Have you ever wished you could manage the resources that your home uses more effectively? Have you been on your way home from a trip and wished you could adjust the HVAC thermostat to have the house at the correct temperature for your arrival? Could you use the simplicity of controlling it all from virtually any java enabled, internet connected browser - even an iPhone? Undoubtedly, your answer is "Yes."
We have put together the Orch-ISY-RM-HVAC Remote Access HVAC Automation Kit with you in mind. Now you can easily install, setup and enjoy the peace of mind and resource savings that home automation offers in one affordable, reliable and exciting kit. This powerful remote access kit includes:
ISY-994i series internet capable controller w/ dual band PLM
Insteon thermostat or optionally a Venstar thermostat with Insteon adapter
This kit INCLUDES the Orchestrated MobiLinc iPhone/iPad/iTouch App
PLUS package can be modularly upgraded to do much, much more!
This kit revolves around the Universal Devices ISY-994i series Home Automation Controller. It connects to your home network and the Insteon power line modem with just a couple of cat 5 cables (included). Once connected, your computer running Windows, Mac or Linux operating system will recognize the ISY-994i as a network device and allow you to access it. This is the beauty of the system. There is no software to install. When connected you are communicating directly with the controller through your java enabled browser and a powerful yet simple GUI (graphic user interface). By design, this allows connecting from any java enabled browser remotely without having to install a program.
The ISY allows for convenient control of most Insteon compatible devices, program creation and management and much more. If you are concerned about setting up the ISY-994i in your home, don't be. Although a compatible router is required, we plugged it in and tested it on our 6 year old router and connected through Windows and an iPhone before we ever put this kit together for our customers. Remote access can be disabled, however if not needed and security is provided by SSL certificate encryption provided by Universal Devices and configurable right within the application.
Create powerful automation programs dependent on the status of other Insteon compatible devices, the local time or the status of another program! This is just the beginning of what the ISY-99i can do. For more information, consult the ISY documentation at www.Universal-Devices.com
Here's how it goes: Just add the perfect mix of Insteon dimmers, switches, keypads, touch screens, etc. and Insteon compatible motion sensors, irrigation valve controllers and more. Look through the categories on our site for ideas. Referencing the included instructions for each device, install them at the controlling locations. Following the instructions included with the devices to be linked and paying particular attention to how the devices go into linking mode (usually by holding the switch or a button for 10 seconds), link all modules to the ISY-994i. Then rename for convenience, configure and program all your devices and scenes in the ISY-994i application. Enjoy beautiful, sophisticated home control by interacting with the ISY-994i IR through elegant decora style dimmers, switches or touch screens or from your sofa with an RF remote or virtually any universal IR remote control. Relax while away knowing that you can adjust all your linked devices and scenes from any java enabled internet browser on a computer or cell phone.
The automation possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Hundreds of Insteon and Insteon compatible devices are available and can be added to your project and controlled with the ISY-994i Home Automation Controller.
We are here to help you with your Home Automation Project. If you have any questions regarding the application or function of any of devices in this kit or on our site, you may give us a call or ask the Maestro
for a quick email or telephone response.
There are three decisions you need to make when choosing a model. You must ask yourself if you would like to add IR communication capabilities to the ISY. This would allow you have ISY respond to your audio / visual remote control. The IR sensor is on the unit. Consider if you will be locating the ISY-994i where it can "see" IR commands. If you do not desire IR control or you will be locating the ISY outside of IR reception, then do not choose the IR model. IR Insteon control can be added later by adding and Insteon IRLinc receiver at the desired IR reception location. You must also ask yourself how large of an installation you anticipate having. The pro model offers support for up to 1056 devices, scenes and programs while the standard model supports 256. Please note that requirements vary significantly. We recommend purchasing the PRO model if you plan on having over 30 Insteon devices installed. This allows you plenty of programming capability per device. If you will have less that 30 Insteon devices, then stick with the standard model. Our Orchestrated MobiLinc application can create upwards of 5 - 10 programs per device when used to its full capabilities.
Then after making the above decisions, ask if you would like to include cross-platform capabilities by adding Z-wave radio to your system. Z-wave capabilities include a control and monitoring of a wide range of compatible devices such as lighting controls, sensors, thermostats, lock sets and more from growing list of manufacturers.
The Climate module allows ISY to evaluate weather phenomena in your area and can be used to adjust irrigation systems or other automated systems that need to be aware of the ambient weather conditions. This module can be a great resource saver and also provides the ability to see the local weather via your internet connected device such as an iPhone. The Brultech energy meter module is used to evaluate energy usage as reported by a Brultech energy meter which can be installed near your meter. Awareness of energy consumption and the rate that is being charged for that usage can create a great opportunity for savings.
The X10 BETA module offers support for A10/X10 devices incorporated into the device tree and managed through the Admin Console' Main tab rather than the Program's tab. Users attempting to utilize their existing X10 devices while adding new Insteon capabilities will appreciate this add-on.
The ISY Portal w/Network module adds the optional ability to synchronize
your ISY in the cloud on the Universal-Devices server which greatly
simplifies remote access as well as makes possible integration with web
based applications such as the Amazon Echo's ISY skill for voice command
of your devices and IFTTT (If this then that) web based triggers your
favorite web based applications / Social Media applications plus much
more. The Network feature is now included as part of this module
allowing users to use their ISY as a web server to serve up your own
applications, pictures, and files. The module also inculdes Wake On Lan
(turn your computers on using ISY progrmas) and Network Resources which
enable you to call any network resource (TCP/UDP/HTTP/HTTPS).
The kit includes the base model Venstar T1700 thermostat. This is a fully self contained 1 day programmable thermostat. For most applications, this thermostat will serve the the homeowner very well. The ISY-99i controller has the ability to completely automate all the functiions of the thermostat to include providing 7 day programmability. This control would come from the ISY-994i. Therefore, the thermostat does not need to be 7 day programmable.
If the homeowner would like to have the 7 day programmability built into the thermostat instead, then the T1800 adds that ability. Also, the T1800 model can be upgraded with a snap in module to display local humidity (at the thermostat). So, we recommend the T1800, when the homeowner is concerned with humidity.
The T1800 w/humidity sensor will include the humidity module with the T1800 thermostat. Know that this humidity adapter can be added (to the T1800 model) at a later time if the homeowner is unsure if they will need it.
The T1900 is the most advanced thermostat with capability to control dual fuel HVAC systems and includes its own humidity sensor on board. We sell this thermostat frequently to users who have different methods of cooling or heating depending on the exterior atmospheric conditiions (humidity and temperature).
Note: Thermostat options labeled as "Integrated" describe the thermostat with the on-board Insteon adapter. Otherwise, the thermostat is a standaard Venstar with a plug in Insteon thermostat adapter.