and appliances has never been easier. Using ActiveHome, you can control lights and
appliances in three ways: ActiveHome uses a built-in scheduler to control any device in
your home at times you specify. ActiveHome's scheduling capability is flexible, so
you can vary the times that lights and appliances turn on or off to make your home look
lived-in. Scheduling light and appliance activity with ActiveHome can even help you manage
your energy consumption.
|You can easily use a remote
control to activate individual devices in your home -- or with the Routine Feature, groups of
devices. For example, you can use the remote to turn off the lights and television at
night, without leaving your bed. You can even use ActiveHome via telephone with an
optional X10 telephone controller. At your computer, you can turn lights and
appliances on or off in real-time (actually just a few seconds) while sitting at your
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"You'll feal akin to Bill Gates!"
"ActiveHome learns about your lifestyle!"
ActiveHome is designed for maximum flexibility and convenience, so turning a light or
appliance on manually will not disrupt scheduled ActiveHome events. ActiveHome's LifeStyle Feature can learn
the usage patterns of connected lights and appliances. When you're away, simply set
ActiveHome to replay your actual Lifestyle pattern to make your home look occupied
|Dawn and Dusk Feature
Rather than having your lights go on and off at the same time
each day, you can use the Dawn and Dusk
feature. Simply choose the nearest major city from the
Geographic Location menu, and ActiveHome will calculate dawn and dusk times for your
location each day. No matter what time of year, lights of your choice can be turned on or
off at dawn or dusk.
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ActiveHome's smart serial interface module lets you activate events without leaving your computer powered on all the
time, allowing efficient power management. No additional wiring for easy, hassle-free
setup and expandability.
ActiveHome uses flexible,
user-friendly X10 accessories that work with your home's existing electrical wiring --
eliminating the hassle and expense of additional wiring.
Each light or appliance to be controlled through ActiveHome is
simply plugged into a module, which then plugs into your existing outlet. These modules
are given addresses so that each light or appliance can be easily identified by your
Want to expand? Adding more lights and appliances to your ActiveHome system is easy. Among
the accessories that work with ActiveHome are remote controls, modules for exterior
lights, interior light switches, wall outlets, thermostat controls and many other
specialty items. You can add modules and accessories at any time and these are available
from retailers or by mail order. ActiveHome is capable of managing up to 256 devices, so you'll have no problem