Phone/Tasker Home Automation Solution Detailed: Control Your House From Your Phone (Video)

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  • 08 May 2013
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  • The folks of Pocketables did a very interesting experiment, that involves an app and service called Tasker. The use? Controlling your completely automated house and all of that is achieved through a $7 app.


    The setup can control home lights on a dimmer, a TV set, XBMC from the phone and probably the heating and house security. In order to achieve the setup you need Tasker, AutoVoice, a Tasker plugin, Yatse to control XBMC and VeraLite, a home automation controller. There’s also a cheaper alternative, that involves spending $30 at a local store in Norway (as the editor did) and getting a Nexa starter kit with 3 wall socket receivers and a “dumb” remote control.

    That one can turn the sockets on or off and those sockets are: dimmers, wireless switches, weather stations and more equipment. They work with the Tellstick product series, a bunch of home automation bridges. As far as software goes, on iOS there’s an official app, while on Android we rely on RemoteStick and a plugin. You can download Remotestick from here and check out the video demo of house automation below.

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