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Automation and security converge

Home Automation, Inc. (HAI), based in New Orleans, La., has announced the integration between HAI's Lumina central lighting and home automation product line and Tyco's DSC PowerSeries security panels.


August 15, 2007
By Staff

HAI’s
2.15 controller firmware adds support for DSC PowerSeries alarm systems for the
Lumina and Lumina Pro home control systems. The Lumina and Lumina Pro DSC PowerSeries integration is over a serial
connection. The Lumina and Lumina Pro
support all DSC PowerSeries models and require either the DSC IT-100
integration module or DSC PC5401 serial adapter. The Lumina supports up to 32 security zones
from the DSC security panel and the Lumina Pro supports up to 64 security zones
from the DSC security panel. 

 

With
the integration, the Lumina or Lumina Pro can trigger events from the DSC
security zones when they are opened or closed such as turning the foyer light
on when the front door is open if it is dark. The Lumina or Lumina Pro can also
trigger events when the DSC security system goes into alarm such as turning on
all inside and outside lights when a burglar or fire alarm is tripped. 

 

For
energy efficiency, the Lumina or Lumina Pro can change modes when the DSC
security system is armed or disarmed. When leaving the house and arming the DSC alarm in the Away mode, the
Lumina or Lumina Pro will automatically set back thermostats and turn off
lights. Additionally the integration allows the arming or disarming of the DSC
security system over the Internet via HAI’s nap-Link software.