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You Decide Which Entry Should WIN The X10 Sentinel!  Please choose your FAVORITE 3 ENTRIES:

001 Tom Atkinson: Alarm System
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002 Larr S: Watching The Birdhouse
- 0 (0%)
003 Hilario: Fish Tank Remedy
- 1 (1%)
004 Nick Stefanisko: "Home Link" Garage Door Opener
- 1 (1%)
005 John Hudak: Cutting Light Power-Usage In Half
- 0 (0%)
006 Carmen Knowles: Velcro Strips Support Alarm System
- 1 (1%)
007 Fifo: Home Security Lights & More
- 0 (0%)
008 320vu50: Rope Light Strings For Car
- 0 (0%)
009 David3336: X10 Man's Website
- 4 (4.1%)
010 Rick: ActiveHome Pro's Many Uses
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011 Cathy Correia: Wildlife In The Fields
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012 Frank H: Christmas Fantasyland
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013 Raymond Little: Apartment Safety
- 13 (13.4%)
014 HomeVista: Surprise party
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015 ChronicTom: Our Strawbale Home
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016 Robert K: X10 Home Integration
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017 Nishant: Multiple Ideas
- 1 (1%)
018 MkGriff: Wheelchair Assistance
- 0 (0%)
019 Ryan Klein: Pickup Truck Assistance
- 0 (0%)
020 LeeBear35: Raised Ceiling Solutions
- 0 (0%)
021 GJ: Vanguard Security
- 1 (1%)
022 John Carter: Elderly Family Member Assistance
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023 SCCRON: Monitoring Cabin From Afar
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024 RobTog: Neighborly Lighting
- 0 (0%)
025 Steven R: Love My Macros
- 1 (1%)
026 James Shoemaker: Private Lake Traffic Light
- 1 (1%)
027 Access Guru: Camera Kits For Security
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028 ComputerPal: I Love My ActiveHome!
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029 JHW: Hot Water Recirculation System
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030 Azzar0: Wife Tired of Gadgets, But Loves the Results
- 1 (1%)
031 JBWebmaker: Sharing The Pastor's Message
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032 ShiledFP18: Police Officer uses Cameras
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033 Steffen: Surveillance - Surveillance - Surveillance
- 1 (1%)
034 SoundMan: Video Stream Church Services
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035 RMurphy1061: Daycare Assurances
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036 RemoteControlHome: Home Adjustments....Away From Home
- 1 (1%)
037 Sgt. Adam Jackson: Family Security While In Iraq
- 0 (0%)
038 Moe: Motion Sensors Save Energy
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039 Pat Foslien: Catching Illegal Trash Dumpers
- 0 (0%)
040 Raylad: Monitoring Roadway Areas
- 1 (1%)
041 Invntrr: Computer Security
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042 SLCMotor: X10 Pro Light Control
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043Mr Justice: School District Yard Duty
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044 RAM: Safeguards From Lockbumping
- 3 (3.1%)
045 NSwint: Multipurpose Uses
- 1 (1%)
046 Kane293: Camera Babysitting
- 0 (0%)
047 Tahir: Light & Energy Conservation
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048 Bruce Farley: Remote Door Lock/Unlock Idea
- 1 (1%)
049 Dave Carr: Home Business Security
- 1 (1%)
050 Ken Marcus Jr.: Car Dash Cam
- 1 (1%)
051 Jeffrey Golde: RoboDog Protects The Garden
- 0 (0%)
052 NSwint: Great Product Ideas
- 1 (1%)
053 White Cobra: Remote Control Truck View
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054 Olstyl1972: Seizure Assistance
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055 Joe42353: My "Home Of The Future"
- 1 (1%)
056 ASnider123: A Camera To Save Lives For Truckers
- 0 (0%)
057 Raybo: "Horsesitting"
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058 TechnoBoard: Eureka! Closer To A Smarter Home!
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059 Bernard Piorek: My ActiveHome
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060 MartySan: RV Rearview-monitoring System
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061 Kevin Vega: Helpful Ideas
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062 DaveHTX: Halloween Uses
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063 Aaron Weinberg: Hottub Control
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064 Alfonso78: A Secure Home...While Home Or Away
- 2 (2.1%)
065 Goaltra: 40 Units And Still Going!
- 1 (1%)
066 P McKenzie: My NannyCam
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067 Never2Old: Electronic Thermometer Monitoring
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068 Dvlasman: Home Security
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069 John Tryggeseth: X10 And Our Pets
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070 Craig7959: Imagination Is The Only Limit
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071 Francis Bauer: Model Railroad Watching
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072 Michaech: Lamp Module Light Control
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073 Dan Harrison: Parkig Lot Management
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074 Donald Paden: Amputee Assistance
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075 Roger Paolangeli: Very Dependable Security System
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076 BNTolbert: A Fully-Working X10 System
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077 Midd: Catching The Christmas Grinch
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078 Keith MIllet: 4-Camera Instant Viewing
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079 KDR: An Older Home Built For The Future
- 7 (7.2%)
080 Dave x10 L: An Awesome Home Theatre System
- 19 (19.6%)
081 We4t: Birdwatching With X10
- 0 (0%)
082 John Ivey: X10 Private Investigator
- 1 (1%)
083 SooperGrape: State of the Art Search System
- 0 (0%)
084 I Bell: My ActiveHome Pro Assortment
- 0 (0%)
085 DorkyAngel: Alzheimer's Support With The XCam
- 0 (0%)
086 Greg Herd: An Entertaining Halloween Display
- 1 (1%)
087 M. Smits: The Bedroom Ceiling Fan
- 1 (1%)
088 Mitchel: A Single Dad's Peace of Mind
- 1 (1%)
089 Spam4Us: A 256 Sensor Security System Idea
- 4 (4.1%)
090 John Daigle: Solar-Powered Motion Sensors?
- 0 (0%)
091 Jim Phillips: 20 Years With X10
- 1 (1%)
092 Bronco: Keeping Raccoons Away
- 3 (3.1%)
093 Kendaman: X10 Access From Anywhere Worldwide!
- 1 (1%)
094 FGuadalupe: Fiber Optics & Wireless Cameras
- 0 (0%)
095 Bill P: X10 & Model Railroad Layout
- 0 (0%)
096 EWPWBWI: Using X10 To Save Money!
- 0 (0%)
097 Michael Goodrich: The X10 Telephone Responder is HOT!
- 0 (0%)
098 CheckedOut: Cooling Down The Cats In Heat
- 0 (0%)
099 Joe Rupp: X10 Travels With The Travel Trailer
- 1 (1%)
100 BraTTy: Protecting The Autobody Shop
- 0 (0%)
101 Moises: Security & Automation Combined
- 1 (1%)
102 Sookatech: Controlling bathroom Exhaust Fans
- 0 (0%)
103 RRivera: A Better Doorbell Idea
- 0 (0%)
104 Mike Lowery: Elementary My Dear
- 1 (1%)
105 RaymondLittl1e: X10 Camera Spotlight Idea
- 15 (15.5%)

Total Members Voted: 48

Voting closed: October 01, 2007, 07:43:34 PM


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Author Topic: [Closed] X10 Idea Contest! Winner receives a FREE Sentinel Camera!  (Read 266487 times)

jhw

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Re: X10 Idea Contest! Winner receives a FREE Sentinel Camera!
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2007, 03:53:45 PM »

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I have a hot water recirculation system which provides almost instant hot water to all faucets in the house. A 1/6th horsepower water pump motor actuated by a temperature sensor determines when to circulate hot water from the propane fired hot water tank.

 Two Mini Controllers (MC 460), one up stairs in the bathroom and one in the downstairs kitchen, combined with an appliance module allow us to turn the 1/6th water pump on/off to conserve propane and hot water during non use times, such as nighttime. In the past we also used a timer with this system, but we found it to be unnecessary and more convenient and reliable to use the controller-appliance combination.

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azzar0

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Re: X10 Idea Contest! Winner receives a FREE Sentinel Camera!
« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2007, 03:58:40 PM »

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Where to begin...
I have 3 x10 cameras setup to monitor the front door, garage door, and back patio door. Each camera is trigerred by a corresponding motion sensor. The sensors also triger a macro which, based on what time it is, does different things:
time between dusk - dawn, then turn outside lights on, take snapshots of current active camera every 30 seconds for 3 minutes
time between 9 am - 6 pm, then start recording video (30 seconds), AND email a snapshot of the current active camera to my work email address
time between 6 pm - dusk - I am home, so don't do anything
This setup is great because when it's dark outside and someone approaches the house, the outside lights come on. It makes it look as if someone incidentally turned the lights on at the same time OR someone was watching and turned the lights on. And we never stumble in the dark when we get back home late.
It also helps to see what's going on around the house when I'm at work (did the cable man show up? did UPS deliver the package I expected to get today? did my daughter come home from school?, etc).

In addition to this setup, I can see 'live' video through the myHouse plug-in. I can also control all of my x10 modules from anywhere in the world, via an Internet connection.

My house relies on about 30 x10 wall switches and lamp modules to operate on its own. The front room lights, office lamp, and kitchen cabinets lights turn on automatically 15 minutes before dusk. At 9:30 PM (time for kids to go to bed) the lights dim to 60%. If anyone is still up, at 11 PM the lights go down to 30%, until 12:30 AM, when they turn off completely. The system keeps a few lights on throughout the house, dimmed at an appropriate level, to be able to walk around without hitting yourself in the middle of the night, if needed. Outside landscape lights are also kept on throughout the night, until dawn. The stairs lights are controlled by a motion sensor and a macro that turns the light on for 30 seconds, then turns them off. At night time, the same macro slowly brings the lights up to only 30%, enough to see where you're going without being blinded by the lights. 20 seconds later the lights slowly dim down to 0%.
The master bathroom is setup up the same way - lights come on automatically between 5 PM - 10 PM, to 100%. They stay on for 25 minutes, then automatically dim to 0%. At night time, the lights come on to 30% and 3 minutes later they go back to 0%.

With Bill's Voice Commander, I can also tell the system what to do. For instance, if I am watching TV and the kids left lights on in the kitchen, dining room, or bathroom, I simply ask 'James' to turn them off: "James, turn off dining room lights please". James turns the lights off as requested.

Using a universal module and an appliance module, I also automated my garage door to close at certain times. We no longer have to worry about closing the garage door - the system checks to see if it's open and if it is, it sends out an audio warning ("Warning, garage door will automatically close in 10 seconds, please stand back"). A chime module also announces anyone around that it's time to get away from the door, and 2 seconds later the garage door closes. The system does this every day at dusk + 15 minutes, 10 PM, and midnight. The garage door also has built-in security features to stop if something is blocking the path or if it detects resistance. This way nobody could get hurt by the automatic process.

There are many uses for X10. Every Christmas I keep adding new modules. My wife is getting tired of all the electronics gadgets around the house, but she does enjoy the results :)



« Last Edit: September 21, 2007, 02:10:01 PM by mmallari »
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jbwebmaker

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Re: X10 Idea Contest! Winner receives a FREE Sentinel Camera!
« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2007, 07:38:24 PM »

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I would use a sentinel camera to video my pastor on sundays ,we have two nurserys and a extra room that you can listen to the pastor on sunday but what I would like to do is wireless video cast him to a TV in every room so they not only hear him buy can see him when he gives his sermons. what better way to use one than to spread God's Word.
I hope this idea can help someone in their church.
Have a great day,
jbwebmaker
« Last Edit: September 21, 2007, 02:10:15 PM by mmallari »
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shieldfp18

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Re: X10 Idea Contest! Winner receives a FREE Sentinel Camera!
« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2007, 08:03:03 PM »

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I am a police officer and use my xcam and vangaurd software as a remote surveillance system.

I use the xcam vanguard software combined with xcams, sometimes a color but mostly a low light b/w xcam connected to a laptop with an aircard to connect to the internet.  I then put the laptop computer in the area I want surveillance, in a business or car or trailor in a parking lot.  I then log on to vangaurd remote and monitor the sight without being on site and possibly compromising our surveillance.  With this system I can be well out of area and don't chance scaring off suspects.  I am currently working on a way to get audio remotely at the same time.  With the addition of a pro camera would be give so much more flexibilty, and it's not likely my small town afford one.





shieldfp18,

If you need to add audio transmission to your XCam we offer an Audio/Video Receiver. http://www.x10.com/products/receivers.htm This will allow your XCam to not only send video wirelessly but also send audio to you as well. Now, I talked to my techs and they said that the microphone on the XCam has a very good pick up quality. So at close range all audio will come in very clear and you should get a good audio quality up to about 20 feet away but the range extends beyond that. Basically, a voice at normal room volume should pick up clearly at about up to 20 feet. I hope this gives you and your police force a bit of assistance and I thank you for your post. It's nice to hear that we can help out the men and women in blue. Good luck on the job and on the Idea Contest.  :)

Andrew

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« Last Edit: September 21, 2007, 02:10:31 PM by mmallari »
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aschreiner

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X10 Idea Contest! Winner receives a FREE Sentinel Camera!
« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2007, 08:03:59 PM »

As you know the winner of the X10 Idea Contest will win a Free Sentinel Camera. Many of you are familiar with X10's Sentinel Camera and possibly own one already. For those of you who are not familiar you can check out what exactly The Sentinel is and what it can do at http://www.x10sentinel.com/

Keep your ideas coming and may the best one WIN!


Andrew

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Steffen

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Re: X10 Idea Contest! Winner receives a FREE Sentinel Camera!
« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2007, 08:59:17 PM »

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Surveillance - Surveillance - Surveillance

I would use the Sentinel Camera in my car for Surveillance, for that is what I do for a living. I want to turn my car into an X10 camera mobile that will video all that is around me. It will greatly enhance the quality of my work. And when I’m not working I want to live stream my travels around the city so anyone can see what is happing on the street. Live and in Real Time, it will be great for promoting X10 cameras.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2007, 02:10:55 PM by mmallari »
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Re: X10 Idea Contest! Winner receives a FREE Sentinel Camera!
« Reply #36 on: September 07, 2007, 10:07:12 PM »

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If we had the Sentinel Camera it would be used to stream video with audio of church services to our homebound and our kids away at college. Also a video send to foyer and nursery monitors.  Also want to setup with motion sensor to record during off hours as the church has been broken into in the past.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2007, 02:11:08 PM by mmallari »
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Rmurphy1061

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Re: X10 Idea Contest! Winner receives a FREE Sentinel Camera!
« Reply #37 on: September 07, 2007, 11:10:11 PM »

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OK here's my idea,   My friend runs a daycare center, this is an awesome security feature, she sends an invite through the home automation system to the parents email address. and   BOOM !! instant nanny-cam!!  the parents can feel safe that they can check in to see how the kids are and feel secure knowing that they can pop in and monitor the daycare while they are at work and now that phone have internet,  they can check in on the fly :o
« Last Edit: September 21, 2007, 02:11:22 PM by mmallari »
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RemoteControlHome

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Re: X10 Idea Contest! Winner receives a FREE Sentinel Camera!
« Reply #38 on: September 08, 2007, 02:41:58 AM »

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Hello,

I use my x-10 devices: I have my home set up to use the x-10 to start with the bathroom heater on those cool-frigid mornings (toasty) even before I climb out of bed, then the coffee maker comes on with that nice hot brew, as I make my way into the hallway the motion detector notices I am there and the light comes on in the bathroom, with the heater working it is a comfortable area to shower and move into the next phase of my ActiveHome. I retrieve a cup-a-Joe and move into the breakfast area with that light coming on but not too bright as my eyes are still adjusting to the morning, (my x-10 lamp module programed with the active home interface to light the light at 65 %) using an old tube TV and the remote control handset control an appliance module my front door is illuminated with a socket rocket and the x-10 camera shows my way is clear.

I switch to the other cameras around my house and see what is happening all around, then the back camera switches on using my motion detector and shows the neighbors cat doing its business, I hit the big red button and the siren scoots that cat back to where it comes (cat ongoing problem). as I leave the house for work the lights all go into out of area mode and if I am away for a few days will make some seemingly random (but carefully crafted) light and radio operations to make it apprear that I am home.

All the time I am away I use the myhouseonline to watch and make adjustments to my living space from away.

I would love to mix the Sentinel into my living arrangements and have it where I can zoom into the whole area (like on a tall pole ) or inside where I can even view the mail that is dropped into the door.

Thanks for the contest :o


JD


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Sgt. AdamJackson

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« Reply #39 on: September 08, 2007, 08:22:52 AM »

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I am headed back to Iraq (second tour) and I really would like to secure my family.  I love the idea of being able to check in on them and our home anytime.  Having a video monitoring system is paramount in this day and age.  Thank you all for your support of the job I have to do.
God Bless America!

Sgt.Adam Jackson
« Last Edit: September 21, 2007, 02:12:10 PM by mmallari »
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moe

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Re: X10 Idea Contest! Winner receives a FREE Sentinel Camera!
« Reply #40 on: September 08, 2007, 09:04:07 AM »

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I am using the motion detector with a 25' clear rope light in my dark stair case, great when I get
up during the night as soon as I enter the area the lights come on for a short time to make 13 steps safe and easy to see. Plus I am savinging energy in the past had two seven watt night lights on all the time.

Moe
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pat foslien

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« Reply #41 on: September 08, 2007, 10:15:54 AM »

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I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota and I have a problem in our alley with people dumping illegal trash. My home is at the end of the alley where it is dark and there is a sharp 90 degree u-turn because it is not a thru alley.  At the end of our alley there is a blind spot and at night it is very dark which makes it an ideal area for someone to dump garbage and illegal trash.  This illegal dumping of garbage has been going on most of the summer and my neighbors and myself are concerned that when others see this mess they will get the idea that this is a good spot to dump their trash, adding to the existing pile of trash. And it may appear to other home owners and city inspectors that this trash is coming from us.  I have purchased an X-10 Sentinel Camera.  I have cut a hole in my garage wall, high up near the peak of the roof, and I am installing the camera and along with a motion sensor and I'll plug these into my TV/VCR to record any illegal dumping. I left a voice message with the city inspectors explaining the problem and I tolde them my plan and how I hope to record these people doing the dirty deed. Thank You, Patrick

« Last Edit: September 21, 2007, 02:12:48 PM by mmallari »
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raylad

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Re: X10 Idea Contest! Winner receives a FREE Sentinel Camera!
« Reply #42 on: September 08, 2007, 11:34:10 AM »

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This system would work great for someone wishing to start there own small security/Monitoring service to group association cottagers.

One could offer Monitoring services of roadway areas play areas school bus pick-up areas and even in-home monitoring while residence are away for long and short term period, a person would purchase all required wireless equipment including signal boosting units and could from there own home run this service for a nominal fee to the individuals or as a general service to the association members as a group service. I do believe this to be an untapped source of revenue to this cam system..

Sincerely, Ray
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Invntrr

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« Reply #43 on: September 08, 2007, 12:37:49 PM »

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X10 used as the ultimate computer security http://www.shop4patents.com/patents/computerlock.html


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slcmotor

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Re: X10 Idea Contest! Winner receives a FREE Sentinel Camera!
« Reply #44 on: September 08, 2007, 12:40:58 PM »

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I use my X10 PRO system to control almost ever single light in my home, ceiling fans and other appliances.  

On the weekends I have it dim the lights for a set time and then shut off after everyone is sleeping.   The television in the children's play area is on a timer and turns on and off at the times they are allowed to watch TV.  The lights in the kids rooms, turn on when to help wake them up in the mornings on school days.

Our coffee is always ready to go in the morning, lights on to welcome us home with comfortable lighting and perfect temp.  

The remote slim wall mount switches are perfect to have on the 2nd floor to turn on a light downstairs at night or when someone comes to the front door.  I use the macro to have it auto shut off after a short period of time.  

Motion sensors are also great for having in the back yard to turn on lights around the home or inside to make it easy when your up for that midnight snack.

So many things to use X10 for, the sky is the limit if you have a good imagination.  

I would love to try the Sentinel Camera out and use it along with my X10 Pro system.

Thanks X10 for a great product.

Rob - Salt Lake City, Utah
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