Introduction: Control Home Automation and Security Using X10
In this instructable I'd like to share some experience I have with x10 and using it to control home automation, home security and lowering your home insurance bill. I'm not going to describe every single method x10 can be used but instead I'll explain the various ways I use x10.
In my case x10 was also extremely useful to allow me to control lighting or other electrical appliances without having to rewire parts of my home.
WARNING: I'm not responsible if you decide to purchase x10 products and it doesn't work in the same manner as I show in this instructable. x10 is a simple yet amazing technology but does not replace the quality of rewiring a house properly or having a high end security system installed.
Step 1: Assessing Your Needs.
Actual areas needing a solution:
Step 2: Wireless Security System
I recommend purchasing this kit on ebay.. Much cheaper then purchasing directly from x10.
Then install the various modules. View the photos below for a better description of each item.
Step 3: Wireless Motion Detector
Step 4: Various X10 Lighting and Appliance Control
Step 5: Software to Control All X10 Devices.
I use my Digital Picture Frame (