You might wonder why I do this, which is normal. Let’s call it a hobby. Using these new technologies we know what’s going on in our house. How many power, water and gas do we use. Knowing your weight and seeing a trend allows you to adjust the way you live. Realizing that you use 80 Liters of perfectly good drinking water to take a shower makes you change the way you shower. Guess what, now I use <30 liters.
It’s all about

AWARENESS

a’ware [uh-wair]
–adjective
1. having knowledge; conscious; cognizant: aware of danger.
2. informed; alert; knowledgeable; sophisticated

…”knowing what you do allows you to change”…

…”You know what you do but you don’t.
Seeing it makes you realize this and allows you to change patterns & behaviour”…

Results

  • Lower body weight
  • Lower water usage
  • Lower power consumption
  • Not enough time to spend on this hobby ;-)

What can I Control

  • Lamps
  • Power status devices
  • Camera’s
  • TV,decoder,media-player (IR)
  • Thermostat
  • Devices (power)

What can I Monitor

How to control or monitor?

  • Using a web-browser
  • Using a phone (browser)
  • Using an iPhone/iPod/iPad (web interface)
  • Using an iPhone/iPod/iPad application (HomeSeer Touch)
  • Using an IVR (voice response)
  • Using an IP phone (XML service)
  • Using a Windows (CE) touch-screen
  • Using the media player through the TV
  • Using a remote-control
  • Using a switch ;-)
  • Using Twitter
  • Based on Events (time, motion, presence, etc)

There’s more that I cannot think of right now. This will be updated at a later stage.


Comments

What & Why? — 1 Comment

  1. Hi DJ,

    Is het eventueel mogelijk dat je me op gang helpt door drie componenten (gas/water/licht) met rfx sensoren te plaatsten => te monitoren met homeseer bij mij thuis?
    Ik denk als ik zie hoe je het doet en hoe alles werkt dat ik het daarna zelf kan oppakken met kleine stapjes. natuurlijk wil ik je er voor betalen.

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    Met vriendelijke groet,
    Raymond

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