HomeSeer HS2 is an advanced home automation and remote access software package that is designed to integrate the major systems of any home. With HomeSeer, you can control and monitor lighting, appliances, security, HVAC, telephone and home theater all from one central point... and you can do so by computer, remote control, touchscreen, PDA, telephone, the internet or by voice!*
The MOST User Interfaces Available
How would YOU like to control YOUR home? With HS2, there are many options to choose from including touchscreens, wireless remotes, in-wall push-button controllers, by voice (microphone & telephone) or Microsoft Windows Media Center. Install as few or as many as you like to meet your needs. With HomeSeer, your choice is never limited!
Control Lighting & Appliances
- Touchscreen PCs and Monitors
Touchscreen PCs and monitors provide a fun and fast way for users to access and control their homes. Our HSTouch touchscreen design system allows you to create custom screens for Windows, Windows CE, the iPhone/iPod touch, and linux systems. (extra cost add-on, included FREE with HSPRO) Other professional grade interface packages are also supported.
- In-Wall "Scene" Controllers
HS2 is designed to work with scene controllers from many manufacturers based on hard-wired, wireless and powerline technologies. Buttons can be easily configured to control devices directly or execute automation 'events'.
- Microsoft Windows Media Center (MCE)
Microsoft Windows Media Center users can now access and control their homes with HS2 using the Media Center Interface and their Media Center remote controls. Rooms, Devices and Events may all be controlled through Media Ctr.
- Remote and Local Web Control
HS2 includes a complete web-based PC interface that may be accessed by any PC connected to the home network or to the internet. Homeowners and installers can monitor and control homes from anywhere in the world!
- Voice Control by Microphone and Telephone
HS2 is one of the only automation programs available that's designed to work with voice recognition! Support is included for open air room microphones (like the VoiceTracker™), headsets and via telephone (with the Way2Call interface or HomeSeer PCI modem).
- Wireless Remote Control
Attach an infrared interface and HS2 may be controlled by conventional infrared (IR) remotes. Radio Frequency (RF) remotes designed for use in Z-Wave and X10 networks are also supported.
- PDA / PocketPC Control
HS2 includes a built-in webserver and special web interface for small browser-enabled devices like PDAs and PocketPCs; perfect for travelers and vacationers wishing to monitor and control their homes remotely! Use our HSTouch touchscreen design software to design your own screens for the iPhone/iPod Touch or Windows Mobile devices (extra cost add-on, included for FREE with HSPRO)
HomeSeer works with 'powerline', 'hard-wired' and 'wireless' technologies for total lighting and appliance control. Homeowners can use easy to install plug-in hardware modules (for table or floor lamps) or built-in modules such as wall switches and outlet receptacles. Lighting 'scenes' may be created with precise dimming levels to suit activities, moods and changing light conditions within the home.
Requires: PC interface, lamp / appliances modules or wall switches
Connect HomeSeer to your security system and supercharge it's capabilities! With HomeSeer, security alerts can turn all your home's lights on, announce an intruder, shut down your HVAC system, email you at work, call your cell phone, display camera views on your TV or trigger any number of events within the home. And, because HomeSeer is web-enabled, you'll be able to monitor and control all security activities remotely.
Requires: Open-interface security system, HomeSeer plug-ins or scripting
Programmable thermostats have been available for many years but they're all limited to just a number of 'timed' events. By adding a HomeSeer-controlled thermostat, here are just a few of the things you'll be able to do: 1) Raise or lower the thermostat when your security system is armed or disarmed; 2) Receive an email or phone call when the temperature goes above or below specified temps; 3) Turn your A/C on by cell phone on your way home; 4) Shut down your HVAC system when fire or smoke detectors are triggered.
Requires: Open-interface thermostat, HomeSeer plug-ins or scripting
Here are just a few of the things you can do with a HomeSeer-powered telephone system: 1) Dial by voice; 2) Create message 'boxes' for the whole family; 3) Automatically email messages as MP3 attachments; 4) Use voice commands to control HomeSeer from any telephone in the house... or in the world! 5) Listen to your messages over the internet! 6) have HomeSeer phone when anything special happens in your home.
Requires: HomeSeer Phone software, specialized modem
Control Home Theater
Complete audio and video control are close at hand! Use HomeSeer to control TV, DVD, VCR, Cable, Dish and Stereo systems. HomeSeer also supports Microsoft Windows Media Center (MCE) 2005, Windows Media Player 9 & 10 and other popular media players. Add a wireless touchpanel to your coffee table and you'll have the latest in home theater control!
Requires: IR controller, HomeSeer plug-ins or scripting
*Home automation hardware is required for control of all your home's systems. Contact your Z-Wave Products representative for complete details.
Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000 (SP2 or higher)
800 MHZ or faster recommended
512 MB or RAM recommended
150 MB or more of hard disk space
You must be a system administrator to install the software
Virtualization environments are not supported
View HS2 Installation Guide
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