• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

2. Office > 35. Forward Phone Calls

Forward Phone Calls

The phone company’s call forwarding options can be inconvenient to use, but with home automation techniques, you can get more value for your money.

Did you order call forwarding from the phone company thinking you would use it a lot? Chances are, you don’t use it very often because it’s a pain to remember to activate when you leave the house. It’s also a pain to remember to cancel it when you come home. Did you ever wish you could change your call forwarding number when you’re away from home? Well, I get my money’s worth from call forwarding by using my home automation system controller and telephone touch-tone interface.

I use a HomeVision-Pro (HV-Pro) automation controller (http://www.csi3.com/homevis2.htm; $600). I selected the HV-Pro because it supports multiple methods of input, output, and logic control. The best feature has been the ability to add new functionality that I did not envision when I purchased the HomeVision. I have successfully added two-way control to my Napco Gemini home security system (http://www.napcosecurity.com/testframe.html?products-napco.html), a Jandy Pool & Spa control system (http://www.jandy.com/html/products/controls/onetouch.php), and Powerline Control Systems’ Universal Powerline Bus (UPB) products (http://www.pcslighting.com/UPBProducts.htm). These weren’t on my original list of things to integrate with my automation environment, but HomeVision has enabled me to add them all.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint