Hello, I'm going to automate the new house. I'm waiting on price from spec meeting, and start /completion date. I'd like to wire for everything. I plan to have a conduit to attic, and garage etc.
I'll be going HAI, however while I'm in there, it wouldn't be expensive to put a cat5 to each switch should I decide down the road, or next owner, to change to creston etc. so my question is, how does the 232 in home automation work? I only deal with radio rs-232 in my job, which is a simple 3 wire (Rx, Tx, Com). Generally we have multiple radios and maybe one meter, so we use a mux to merge signals to radio. (I don't comm guy does). So in home automation, can all the switches be addressed differently, and daisy chained? Or do they require a star config (each its own homerun, and branch from a single port) or do they each get their own run and port (doesn't seem right to me, but I don't know.)
I'd like to pull wire for all possibilities, so why not for 232 control to switches etc. can anyone help me out here?