New Site!

Welcome to the re-launched “Automated Home UK” website. Re-branded with an all-new look and feel, the site is now fully interactive. Visitors, manufacturers and suppliers…


Now You See It

The new Merlin Remote… LetsAutomate.com ( Lets Automate ) have just informed me that the new ( Merlin remote ) is giving some major problems…


NewTouch-Screen Remote

  Another LCD universal remote hits these shores. While the "Merlin" is clearly no Pronto it is less than half its price at an amazingly…


HomeSeer

I have now registered HomeSeer.  I highly recommend this software to all CM12U users.  It will turn your inexpensive computer interface into a very powerful…


New Wireless Reviews

  OK….I have finished the reviews of the trio of new 433Mhz wireless modules.Go to the reviews section to view the full reports.  


New House Wiring

I have finished the wiring of my new house! My good mate Keith Doxey came to stay with me for the week and managed the…


Nokia Communicator (9000i) – Review

After initally appearing in the summer of 1996 the (then) Nokia 9000 was priced at around £1,200.00 Thankfully things have moved on and so now…


Dedicated Home Automation PC

I’ve just built myself a new Pentium2 machine so my “old” Pentium 233MMX can now be dedicated to Home Automation. With 64mb of RAM this…


HomeVision Supports UK CID

After upgrading my main PC’s motherboard I at last had 2 serial ports free (the new board has a PS2 type mouse connector). This meant…


UKs 1st Home Automation Symposium

The weekend of January 9th 1998 and Keith Doxey (aka Krazy Keith) flies into Northern Ireland to meet me for what might perhaps be the…


HomeVision Page Added

  I have now added a page with illustrations of the HomeVision. These pictures have been pulled from the CSI site in the mean time….


HV Up And Running

The HomeVision is now up and running! It is getting me up in the morning, controlling my AV system, reminding me when my favourite TV…


HomeVision Lives

I received my new (second) HomeVision yesterday. Craig has now received the old unit back and after running his diagnostics apparently “The power supply reset…


HV Arrives – HV Dies

The HomeVision unit I received this week developed a fault after running for approximately 10 minutes. I phoned Craig at CSI and left a message…


Purchased A HomeVision

After contacting Custom Solutions Inc in Florida I discovered they were just finalising a “UK beta” version of their HomeVision controller. It’s a beta because…


Added a PC TV Card

A short time ago I installed a WinTV/PCI card from Hauppauge. This week I finally got round to cabling the UHF into the computer room…


Added Cot Cam

Although not X10 connected I though I’d put this one here anyway. I’ve now added a small video camera in the baby’s room… I’ve mounted…


Connected TW523 To Mains

I went to Maplins at the weekend and got an American Line Socket (Maplins part no HL19V £0.99) so I can connect my TW523 to…


Added A TW523

OK…my TW523 two way power line interface arrived in the post this morning. This now allows me to connect my PC to the mains via…


Added More Modules

OK…here’s the latest. I have a couple more bits now including an Appliance Module. So now we can turn on/off the baby walkie talkie transmitter…