ActivePhone will let you control Home Automation modules from your smartphone. It will work on any smartphone that has WiFi and a Web Browser. It does the control via ActiveHome Pro software. First you have to connect your phone to your home’s WiFi network. Next you will tell ActiveHome Pro to send a link to your phone’s email address. You can then click on that link on your phone. It will load the remote control page. From there you can control any of your X10 modules or even trigger macros in ActiveHome Pro. This will require both your PC running ActiveHome Pro and your smartphone to be connected to the same WiFi network.
Adding ActivePhone to your cell phone won't take more than 5 minutes!
- Open up ActiveHome on your computer
- Click on the Tools pulldown menu and select Invite a Cell Phone.
- Type in your Email address that is synced up with your phone and click Send.
- Open up the Email on your phone, click on the link and bookmark it so you can see it on your Home Screen. YOU'RE DONE!
ActivePhone Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does Active Home have to be open and running for ActivePhone to work?
A: ActivePhone works with ActiveHome, so yes it must be open for ActivePhone to work properly.
Q: How do I dim lights?
A: You can dim lights by pressing and holding the blue buttons at the bottom of the palm pad. You do not have to press the blue button multiple times.
Q: How do I adjust the House Unit Code?
A: Simply touch the center of the House Unit Code dial to adjust the code. You can also touch the individual letter to jump ahead.
Q: Do I have to be connected to my home network’s Wi-Fi?
A: For most users this is how you will use ActivePhone. Your mobile device must be on your home Wi-fi network. For advanced users, please see below.
Advanced Users Only:
Q: Do I have to open a port on my firewall?
A: For users on your home Wi-Fi network you do not need to open a port on your firewall. For advanced users you can open a port on your firewall to enable a 3G wireless internet connection. You must know your network IP address to enable this feature. At this time X10 does not provide support for 3G control because every router is different.