Originally Posted by etc6849
I think if you put more of what you are looking for in your post it would help.
For starters, are you looking for a professional or a DIY option? If DIY, what's your programming experience?
I will be doing this myself, I work in IT (WAN/LAN) and i can program if i can Google it
so i would say basic stuff, I'm good with excel type stuff.
More of what I'm looking for? Light control, I would like the lights to come on when I walk in a room, in some rooms only if its dark out. I would like to have some LED lights also.
If i get up at night I would like a light (or maybe leds) in the room to to turn on at a dimmed level and light my path without blinding me, same for the bath room.
our kitchen has 3 way switches but it needs another one, I would just like to put this on a button wheres its needed rather than rewire the hole thing.
My TV is already wired up and good to go with my harmony remote but if I could set it so I can activate a movie scene from it that would be good, though the remote is on it last leg so i can change remotes.
I want to add door locks to the pool room to keep people, but mostly my future kids, out for safety reasons. security reasons are obvious lol
Fan control (i only have 5 fans, 2 are outside and need remote control very bad lol)
Garage door control
Would like to have a "party" mode so doors can be unlocked and such for when we have parties
Blind control (auto for some and scene for others)
the goal is is to save power but make somethings more automated
The house has an old inter-comm form the 80's that needs fixed/updated if i could replace that with something and expand it.
I would like to a camera at the front door and a few monitors around the house to show who is there, maybe even on or phones - if that can be done over wi-fi
voice control and such would be a big cool factor- but I'm not sure we want it, don't know, I can wire the mic's and speakers that's easy. I also know this is $$$$$$$$$$$$$
I like to tinker with stuff......................
pool control, my pump runs off 110v socket, so thats easy, I use bleach in my pool so something to dose it every day would be cool.
I have a an alarm.com system for security. i dont know if they can communicate but would be cool if the lights in the house would flash if the alarm is set off, I do want to add more sierins on the system
Originally Posted by fcwilt
And how much you are prepared to spend.
I dont have a lot upfront maybe $1000 over the next few months, I know this is very expensive stuff, but i just want to get the correct stuff first and build the system out over time- i don't want to grow out of the system and hit a wall, and have to spend even more money
I was looking at the ISY994 and the Vera-3 - but i can't find how much custom commands you can do on the vera
temp monitor and thing are good and will be added to the system as we have the cash
Thanks for your help