Yesterday I was at Lowes and saw what looked like a nifty new gadget which could function as a boat alarm system.
So, I bought one for the house and tried it out.
The gadget is called IRIS. It is available at any Lowes store. Here's the web age
Iris Smart Home Management System: Thermostats and More
What I found is that the little gadget is with a few limitations almost a perfect boat alarm system.
A full text, email, telephone, and iphone app for status.
Water intrusion (high bilge water)
motion sensing (security)
fire, smoke, CO
and a host of other things i haven't had a chance to work with yet.
The one thing I am very interested in is DC battery sensing and 120 volt sensing. I havven't had a chance to figure out how to do these things yet, but I just got it yesterday.
What I can say is that it is a very handy device that uses wireless sensors, and is extremely easy to get set up and working.
More to follow...