I saw that the Iphone has an app. for that on a commercial, does the droid or will the droid come out with an app. like that?
that would be pretty sweet. idk how it would control the lights though?
whats the iphone app called?
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You have to have your light wired to an outlet,not a switch, unless your a beast at wiring. Then a wireless receiver goes between the outlet and the light plug. When you hit the control on your phone, the receiver cuts off the connection between plug and outlet.
Hi folks so let me explain how that works. I install home automation systems. The tech that you are looking for is Insteon, Zwave, UPB or X10 (please do not use x10 unless you have to as it is crap!
I recommend Insteon. www.smarthome.com
You can buy plug in modules or hard wired switches. There is sofware out there that can control those modules. Some of these programs have a web portal.
There is your way in! Check out the link above. There is much to see!!!
Prices very quite a bit. Software and hardware you are looking at a couple hundred bucks initially. If the software has a web portal then you can use the web browser alone. I do that right now with my software. I use www.automatedliving.com HAL software to control my house. The web portal isnt pefect but it works. My System can control every light in the house, sprinklers, garagedoor, HVAC and Multimedia. I probably have about 3k invested. But it is soooo worth it.
I stronly recommend that you go to:
www.smarthome.com (Look in the Insteon section)
and www.automatedliving.com (make sure to look through the forums You will see me in there) and do a lot of reading.