HCA: Home Control Assistant

HCA: Home Control Assistant


The Home Control Assistant is a full featured Home Automation application. This Android application is
a client to the HCA Server running in your home. Using HCA you can control, program, and schedule lights
and appliances using X10, UPB, Insteon, as well as wireless and IR.


In one inclusive package HCA Plus provides for creation and operation of simple to complex automation designs. The top 20 feature list:

1. Integrates Insteon, UPB, and X10 power line technologies

2. Supports IP addressed IR interfaces from GlobalCache and BitWise

3. Supports whole-house wireless

4. Can be used in a client-server mode with multiple simultaneous read-write clients for complete local and remote access to design

5. Includes a web component for access remotely via mobile and desktop browsers

6. Client for Android phones for remote or in-house access

7. Multiple Schedules created by a visual scheduling tool

8. Unlimited number of programs to respond to events. Constructed in a graphical manner from over 60 different actions

9. Supports text based scripts in any scripting language that can utilize the extensive HCA object model

10. Control interface creates a simplified control oriented user interface

11. Integrate into the HCA user Interface views of other applications: security, power management, and cameras using HTML views

12. Send email and SMS messages as part of a program action

13. Create and view Insteon scenes in a graphical manner and remotely program those scenes into Insteon devices

14. Bridge power line technologies by using multiple power line interfaces simultaneously. Create bridge maps to automatically translate between different technology commands

15. Integrates weather data from web based or weather station sources

16. Powerful "whole house modes" for quick power saving programming

17. Background design checker quickly locate design problems

18. Configurable Alert Mechanism for handling exceptional conditions

19. Many tools for creating, viewing, modifying, and documenting the design

20. HCA is well documented in extensive User Guide and Video series.


Download a no-cost 30 day evaluation.

Recent changes:
Better handles changes from WiFi to 3G to 4G. If disconnected because of network unavailability, upon reconnect it now refreshes state or reloads design if a change was made during network disconnection. New menu to view and change the Home Mode. Support for dynamic icons changed via programs. Many bug fixes that could result in crashes.
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About HCA: Home Control Assistant
The Home Control Assistant is a full featured Home Automation application. This Android application is
a client to the HCA Server running in your home. Using HCA you can control, program, and schedule lights
and appliances using X10, UPB, Insteon, as well as wireless and IR.


In one inclusive package HCA Plus provides for creation and operation of simple to complex automation designs. The top 20 feature list:

1. Integrates Insteon, UPB, and X10 power line technologies

2. Supports IP addressed IR interfaces from GlobalCache and BitWise

3. Supports whole-house wireless

4. Can be used in a client-server mode with multiple simultaneous read-write clients for complete local and remote access to design

5. Includes a web component for access remotely via mobile and desktop browsers

6. Client for Android phones for remote or in-house access

7. Multiple Schedules created by a visual scheduling tool

8. Unlimited number of programs to respond to events. Constructed in a graphical manner from over 60 different actions

9. Supports text based scripts in any scripting language that can utilize the extensive HCA object model

10. Control interface creates a simplified control oriented user interface

11. Integrate into the HCA user Interface views of other applications: security, power management, and cameras using HTML views

12. Send email and SMS messages as part of a program action

13. Create and view Insteon scenes in a graphical manner and remotely program those scenes into Insteon devices

14. Bridge power line technologies by using multiple power line interfaces simultaneously. Create bridge maps to automatically translate between different technology commands

15. Integrates weather data from web based or weather station sources

16. Powerful "whole house modes" for quick power saving programming

17. Background design checker quickly locate design problems

18. Configurable Alert Mechanism for handling exceptional conditions

19. Many tools for creating, viewing, modifying, and documenting the design

20. HCA is well documented in extensive User Guide and Video series.


Download a no-cost 30 day evaluation.

Recent changes:
Better handles changes from WiFi to 3G to 4G. If disconnected because of network unavailability, upon reconnect it now refreshes state or reloads design if a change was made during network disconnection. New menu to view and change the Home Mode. Support for dynamic icons changed via programs. Many bug fixes that could result in crashes.

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User reviews of HCA: Home Control Assistant
Work great with HTC EVO. HCA staff very help in getting to work.
Jul 24, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jan 15, 2013
HCA Is Great I use it with Insteon to control our Holiday lights. I am slowly automating rooms. Thus app means I do not need to purchase too many controllers. An iPhone app for my wife would be perfect.
A Google User
Jan 15, 2013
HCA Is Great I use it with Insteon to control our Holiday lights. I am slowly automating rooms. Thus app means I do not need to purchase too many controllers. An iPhone app for my wife would be perfect.
A Google User
Dec 23, 2012
Impressive It was a learning curve for me to set up the server but once I was complete and I loaded the app I was stunned. Every device, group and program that I have on my pc is on my phone and if you hold the icon down it allows dimming. Great job HCA, lightyears past insteon controllers.
A Google User
Dec 19, 2012
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A Google User
Aug 1, 2012
I can't believe how cool it is!!!