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7. Advanced Techniques > 91. Track Home Events with iCal

Track Home Events with iCal

Gain insight into your home’s behavior by displaying events in calendar format.

To make your home automation system smarter, you need to have a good understanding of how the system sees your typical, day-to-day activities in the home. That is, discernable patterns derived from your motion detectors, lamp usage, and changes to the home’s thermostat can be used to automate these actions for you. For example, by examining your home automation system’s logs, you might notice the air conditioning is turned up a few minutes after the garage door sensor is triggered in the late afternoon. This occurs, of course, when you return home from work. It’s simple to automate this, but you might not notice it if you weren’t looking at the log files.


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