System designed to work with OEM products

Smarthome recently released Insteon, the first home automation network technology that combines the home’s existing wiring or powerline with radio frequency (RF) communications for automatic or remote control of lighting, security, entertainment systems, appliances, and climate. The system is designed to work with OEM products like washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, HVAC devices, and garage door openers.

Users plug in two RF access points in their home and two filters to prevent interference with PC power strips or certain brands of televisions. The system can be set to not turn the washing machine on until someone is out of the shower, automatically fill a swimming pool, or remotely lock the front door.