Home Domination consists of a basic
edition and add-ons. Don't let the word "basic" fool
you. The basic edition is very powerful. You can create very
powerful macros, create a log file showing activity in your house,
and easily monitor and control your whole house from one
computer. You can even have it monitor your email for
commands which you can send from anywhere in the
The Add-On features considerably extend the
functionality of Home Domination. If you have a video camera
that can connect to the USB port, then you would want to get the
Video Add-On. If you want to monitor and control your house in
real time from any computer in your house, or anywhere in the
world for that matter, you would want to get the Network Client
Add-On. If you have a house complete with low voltage wiring
that is wired to a central location and want to control it with an
I/O board, then you would want to get the Low Voltage Wiring Add-On.
You have the option to purchase as many video sources as you
would like. You can view two video sources at once
from the main console, or you can display each video source in
its own window so you can view as many at one time as will fit
on your screen. You can view still pictures from the
network client module and you can snap still pictures or video
clips via macros, the main screen, or from the network client
add-in module. All still photos or video clips are stored
on the hard drive for later access, and you can set up automatic
cleanup so they don't use too much space.
The network client add-on consists of a network client that
can be installed on as many computers as you like. You pay
for concurrent users that are allowed. This provides
nearly full control of your home, but there is tight security as
well so that only you or those you entrust can play. You
can use this to access it from another room in your house, or
all the way from China!
If you're building a new home, low voltage wiring is the way
to go for very responsive and reliable home automation. By
running low voltage wiring from your lights and sensors to a
central source, you can monitor and control your low
voltage wiring from Home Domination by using a digital IO board.
You can even use X10
signals to control your low voltage outputs or use low voltage
inputs to control your X10 devices!