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Chapter 11. Keyless Entry Welcome Home > The Intelligent Dispatcher

11.5. The Intelligent Dispatcher

The final step of the project is to add intelligence to the system. This enables greater flexibility for device control. For that we need something that can function programmatically, like a PC with a CM11A computer interface.

Once again, Perl is the language of choice because it works on both Windows and Linux and is extremely capable. Your computer must have Perl installed with the appropriate X10 modules; a detailed guide to installing them can be found in Chapter 2, Automate Your Porch Light. Assuming that your system is all ready to go, let's dive right into the script.


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