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The Best of the Best 2003: Home Automation - Lutron HomeWorks with HomeServe

Harvey Laney

A slew of companies offer lighting control, but none matches the versatility of Lutron’s HomeWorks Interactive. The name is not new, but HomeServe, the latest component, enhances the system’s flexibility by integrating for the first time wired and wireless control. In structures already wired with HomeWorks, an installer can use HomeServe to increase or upgrade the system’s capabilities to incorporate a new home theater or expand existing lighting scenes in the kitchen, for example.

HomeWorks uses traditional wiring when it is feasible, but instead of an installer’s having to tear into walls for upgrades and additions, the system uses radio frequencies in lieu of wires. HomeServe also works with Lutron’s popular vacation mode, which automatically records what lights you use and when. Then, when you are away, it replicates usage patterns based on the previous day, week, or longer.

Lutron, www.lutron.com

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