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Home Control with Android tablet apps

With so many things in your home coming with built-in Wi-Fi or Bluetooth it is no surprise apps that can control these devices are becoming more popular. We touched on this very subject yesterday by looking at a Samsung app to control their devices, and also one that gives you access to your gym equipment.

However, that is just the tip of the iceberg because there is a huge choice of Android apps just waiting to give your more control over your home. Before you even consider any of these apps you will need an INSTEON controller and devices, as it is this device that allows for home control via Android tablet apps.

Devices include light bulbs, wall switches, plug-in-modules, outlets and other hardwired devices and thermostats, all of which can be seen in more detail here.

There are 6 apps in all with some of them free to others costing $20. The apps in question are INSTEON for Hub, which is easy to install and gives you control over many devices, and you are even contacted via text or email if a problem arises.

Control your home with an Android tablet app
Control your home with an Android tablet app

MobiLinc comes in two versions, Lite or Pro, but the former is just a free trial and so only gives you a taste of the amazing features you get from the latter version.

Conductor gives you a real-time statues of the devices connected to your home, allowing you to stay more in control, you even have access to IP cameras in your home, giving you peace of mind while away for a while.

The other 3 apps are wdISY, AutoHTN Vera and Home Control Assistant. We would love to know if you have used any of these apps or similar to make life a little easier at home?

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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