Looking at the entertainment center in front of me I see a whole bunch of remotes sitting there. One for the TV, the VCR, the stereo, the old DVD player that’s not even there anymore and I don’t even know what the other one is. What a clutter!
I knew it was possible to buy universal remotes to control all of those things on one remote, but I had no idea I could even control the lights, thermostat and drapes from the same remote. Now that is convenient!
X10 products offer an X10 Mini-Infrared Controller (IR543) that works in conjunction with a normal universal remote (provided it has X10 IR codes in its library.) So what exactly does that mean and what needs to be changed around the house?
The Home Automation Store offers all the supplies you need to make this a reality in your own home at an affordable price. To make your universal remote work for you, you will need the X10 Mini-Infrared Controller mentioned above as well as modules (there are several different kinds of these including appliance modules and lamp modules). Thankfully there is no rewiring that needs to be done! The X10 products work with the appliance wiring you already have to give you this exciting technology.
If you need more specific details, please visit The Home Automation Store and check out these items. They sure can explain the technicalities of how this works much better than I can. I’m the kind of person that just wants to know it can be done and what I need to get it done. Not everyone is like that though.
While you are one the site, you may also wish to check out the X10 Black Plug-in Mini Controller (PHC01B) and the X10 Plug-In PRO Maxi Controller (PHC02). These products also give you control of multiple items in your home, separate from your universal remote.
With some recent events happening in and around my own family, I am starting to think more and more how we can help senior citizens be able to live at home where they want to be. Using remote functions such as these great X10 products would make it so much easier for them to be self sufficient. Of course for some of us, these products just make our lives easier and more exciting!
Whether you’re interested in ease or have a need, there are so many products to check out. Personally, I’ve watched movies with automation used but never dreamed it could be done in my own home at such an affordable price.