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6. Security > 78. Know When Windows and Doors Are Open

Know When Windows and Doors Are Open

The security modules from X10 Corporation, such as the window sensor, can’t talk to X10 home automation equipment unless you use a wireless receiver to bridge the communications gap.

For a long time now, home automation enthusiasts have looked forlornly at the nifty security modules offered by X10 Corporation. Despite being from the same company, and working in very similar ways, the modules just won’t communicate with X10 home automation equipment, except via an X10 security console. Even then, it’s not a direct or very useful route. It’s a shame because the wireless security sensors, which indicate when a window or door has been opened or left open, could be very handy for home automation.


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