X10 has made Home Automation and Home Security accessible and affordable to many families. By avoiding the need for professional installation or hefty monthly fees and through integrating both smart and security technologies, X10 systems offer a unique combination of convenience and affordability. Simple, app-based setup and cost-saving bundles keep your initial purchase and setup simple, and you can add more options and build your X10 system at your own pace.
One huge leap forward for X10 technology was the recent addition of the WM100 X10 WiFi HUB for Android and Apple devices. Building on the original X10 model, the HUB allows you to use your existing Android or Apple device to control all your X10 units from anywhere you’re on WiFi.
X10 Technology Overview
If you’re not yet acquainted with X10 technology, the existing Home Automation and Home Security functions allow you to use your home’s existing WiFi signal and electric wiring to create a smart, secure environment at surprisingly low prices. While formerly you could control your X10 products with only X10-specific controllers, and only when within range of your home’s WiFi, the new WM100 X10 WiFi HUB greatly expands the possibilities. While before the HUB, footage from X10 cameras could be accessed and recorded remotely, HUB technology provided the next logical step to this amazing system.
Basic HUB Functions
The WM100 X10 WiFi HUB communicates with your home’s WiFi router, establishing a connection with all your X10 modules, allowing you to remotely control up to 32 devices! Setup is simple, as you follow onscreen directions from the free “X10 WiFi” app. The kinds of functions you could formerly perform only from your home are now possible from anyplace you’re online. From setting timers according to various schedules to incorporating security features, the basic functions are already pretty impressive; but they’re definitely not all you can do with the HUB.
Advanced HUB Functions
Two of the most remarkable functions of the X10 HUB include setup of “Rooms” and “Scenes.” With “Rooms,” you can group a collection of actions based on location; with “Scenes” you can do the same according to a particular scenario. For instance, the “Rooms” function could be used to turn on or off all the elements of your home theater with a single command. “Scenes” is not location specific; instead, you can program it to include several actions relating to a single event, such as arriving home or going to bed. A single scene might include turning on the lights in both the bedroom and the bathroom, then in 20 minutes, turning those same lights off while also turning on the coffee pot in the kitchen and the music in the living room.
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Mitch Shearer says
How does the WM100 send notifications to the user when using the home security modules (door, window switches & motion sensor alerts)?