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Controlling lights in a detached garage with its own power meter


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I am currently using an Insteon Hub and an ISY 994iZw in my house to control lighting.  I have a detached garage (metal building) that is about 200 feet away and is on its own electric meter.  I do have an Ethernet network between the buildings.  

 

Ideally I would like to be able to control lighting in the garage from my phone like I can today using the Insteon Android application.  What is the best way to accomplish this?

 

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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Two Hubs. You can have each on the same account, but you can be logged into one Hub at a time. I currently do this. Settings, House Management, Add a House. Once you add the second House, you can switch between them from this last menu.

 

If you need programs, the you'll need two ISYs.

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I have had success in linking a metal garage about 175 feet from my house (power from different power line transformers about 1/2 mile apart) by using Insteon outdoor switches mounted under the eaves. I also had an Insteon bulb in outdoor fixtures on each building. The Insteon devices had straight line of sight between the two systems. While the links were only RF they were good except in very heavy rain.

 

 

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I have had success in linking a metal garage about 175 feet from my house (power from different power line transformers about 1/2 mile apart) by using Insteon outdoor switches mounted under the eaves. I also had an Insteon bulb in outdoor fixtures on each building. The Insteon devices had straight line of sight between the two systems. While the links were only RF they were good except in very heavy rain.

 

 

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Hi, Welcome to the forums! Thanks for that report, that is helpful in understanding the line-of-site limitations.

 

Paul

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Two Hubs. You can have each on the same account, but you can be logged into one Hub at a time. I currently do this. Settings, House Management, Add a House. Once you add the second House, you can switch between them from this last menu.

 

If you need programs, the you'll need two ISYs.

 

I spoke with Insteon support and only the iPhone application allows the switching between houses - not available on Android.  I have decided to order another ISY and use the network interface to command the one in the garage from the house.  Thank you for all of the ideas and suggestions.

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