An Internet Connections Module (ICM) the size of a deck of cards drives the maker's Web-based home-comfort control system
EcoConcierge. With real-time feedback, Eco-Concierge allows users to remotely adjust energy consumption and track daily, weekly, and monthly energy use. The maker says the money consumers can save as a result of this home monitoring will pay for the system within months.
Monitor and control all automated home functions through your handheld mobile device with
Snap-Link Mobile technology. The software works with PDAs, Smartphones, and other devices running the Windows Mobile operating system. Users can control individual lights and pre-set lighting scenes, view real-time video of surveillance cameras, arm or disarm security systems, adjust thermostats, and more. The system requires an appropriate cellular provider plan and an HAI home-control system.
Apple Macintosh users can take advantage of whole-house control with the maker's
Houseport home control system. Model WDUSB-10MAC is the first Z-Wave–enabled system designed for use with the Mac operating system. By simply inserting the USB adapter to a Mac USB port and installing Houseport software, homeowners can manage lighting, appliances, electronics, thermostats, and other Z-Wave–enabled devices through the Internet.
Millennium International Development Corp.
Eliminate the potential for water damage to the home with the
Flo n Stop. The system has a solenoid valve plumbed in just after the main shut-off valve and plugged into a 110/120-volt AC transceiver module. A wireless transmitter mounted next to the home's entry door has an on/off switch that tells the valve to turn the water flow on or off. When leaving the house, users can press the “off” button to shut off water pressure to all plumbing fixtures while the house is empty. Upon return, pressing the “on” button restores the water pressure.