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Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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As noted above it depends on what you want to do...I use to live in a 1,200 square foot townhouse that I retrofitted a HA system in...the system was:
-- full security
-- full [i.e. all switches] lighting control on 3 floors [i.e. basement , main floor, second floor including the outside]
-- full HVAC control [1 thermostat]
-- full audio / video control including a home theater with centralized racking
-- and everything integrated [i.e. light scenes turned on and off at daylight / dusk, etc.]
It was a Crestron system and though I do not have the exact amount the light switches, panels, processors, programming and thermostat were in the $35,000 to $40,000 range...that said, it was one sweet system that did everything...the audio and video equipment and network equipment was on top of that...
Hope that helps...
Some people choose to have a pool, I choose to have a home theater!