With X10, you can build your own home automation system and install it yourself, creating your very own smart home! Many of our customers prefer to start with one of our money-saving kits, but either way, there are a few key components necessary for any home automation system.
X10 Home Automation Kits
The most basic Starter Kit includes everything you need to begin your home automation journey — and it costs less than $100! In fact, from the X10 Control Kit to the Max Automation Complete System, you can transform your own home into a much smarter version for under $200. Whether you purchase one of the many X10 home automation bundles or create your own, you should know about the key components necessary for any X10 system.
TM751 Wireless Transceiver Module
You might refer to the TM751 as the brains behind your home automation system. It works by performing 3 essential functions of home automation:
• picking up radio frequency signals from your choice of X10 remotes
• sending those signals through your home’s existing wiring
• relaying the signals to your programmed X10 modules
The TM751 Wireless Transceiver is the first component you need to have in place before you expand your system to include various modules that can control lights and other appliances throughout your home. The TM751 also includes a built-in appliance module that functions much like the AM486.
RR501 RF Based Transceiver Module
Slightly more advanced than the TM751, the RR501 essentially provides the same 3 functions that any transceiver will provide. Since it has been designed to wait until electrical lines are clear before sending signals over them, this transceiver avoids signal collisions that could occur with some other transceivers.
If you’re using multiple X10 transceivers, the RR501 is ideal. Its ability to control up to 16 sets of X10 appliances or lights per house code combines with its ability to process signals from programmable events through the X10 computer interface for ultimate functionality. Like the TM751, the RR501 incorporates a built-in appliance module.
HR12A Hand Remote
Among the many X10 controllers available, the HR12A Hand Remote is the most popular. Often referred to as the Palm Pad, the HR12A has the potential to control up to 16 X10 addresses, each of which can have several devices attached to it.
The HR12A operates on Radio Frequency, which means it does not require a line of sight in order to operate as the radio waves can pass through walls. It also supports dimming functionality. The HR12A Hand Remote can be purchased as a single item or in a 3-pack.
KR22A Credit Card Thin Remote
The sleek design of the KR22A combines with its increased range for a definite win. This elegantly designed controller allows you to control up to four sets of appliances or lights through your chosen X10 transceiver. Easy to keep in your wallet, you can keep it with you when you’re gone to enable you to turn on interior lights from your driveway upon returning home.
X10 Home Automation & Security
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