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post #31 of 45 Old 06-14-2014, 08:41 AM
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The latest beta has the V2 compliant Elk M1 driver, so you should be mostly good to go now with setting up the auto-generation stuff.
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The latest beta has the V2 compliant Elk M1 driver, so you should be mostly good to go now with setting up the auto-generation stuff.
Hey Dean was that you on TV show TECH homes (or something like that)?

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Twern't me, unless I've started some secret talk show club and am unaware that I actually run it. And of course I couldn't talk about it if I had.

BTW, here's a better demo video of the auto-generation system, both in terms of the video itself (which is talkie this time) and it's demonstrating the latest stuff which is a good bit along from that original video on the previous page.)

http://www.charmedquark.com/Web2/Dow.../AutoGen_1.wmv

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Twern't me, unless I've started some secret talk show club and am unaware that I actually run it. And of course I couldn't talk about it if I had.
Sorry Dean, I get confused often

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No problem. Take comfort in the fact that it SHOULD have been me :-)

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Have you looked into control4?

I was pushed away originally by the price, but now I drink the kool aide I have friends with zigby systems that they piece together, and they dont come close.

I think you should do a tour in houses that have different technologies. Yes c4 is pricey but there is a piece of mind that you pay for too...along with the wife factor.
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Have you looked into control4?

I was pushed away originally by the price, but now I drink the kool aide I have friends with zigby systems that they piece together, and they dont come close.

I think you should do a tour in houses that have different technologies. Yes c4 is pricey but there is a piece of mind that you pay for too...along with the wife factor.
Mrs SMH is rapidly moving from sceptic to fan as she realizes what this kit does.
Lighting, AV, WHA and a plan to hook a relay to the building door buzzer with a zigbee keyfob to have keyless front door entry that keeps the doors buzzing for 10 seconds while maneuvering stroller through them.
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Have you looked into control4?

I was pushed away originally by the price, but now I drink the kool aide I have friends with zigby systems that they piece together, and they dont come close.

I think you should do a tour in houses that have different technologies. Yes c4 is pricey but there is a piece of mind that you pay for too...along with the wife factor.
Thanks for checking in,
No, I never really looked that deep into Control4 due to price, dealers and programming.
What would you say are the major differences in a pieced together zigby system vs. your Control4
Do you do your own installation and programming on your system?

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Mrs SMH is rapidly moving from sceptic to fan as she realizes what this kit does.
Lighting, AV, WHA and a plan to hook a relay to the building door buzzer with a zigbee keyfob to have keyless front door entry that keeps the doors buzzing for 10 seconds while maneuvering stroller through them.
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WAF is always a factor at my home. I get a lot of eye rolls
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Interesting thread - thanks for that - I have struggled to find good info so I am happy to have stumbled across this forum and HA threads.
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Its been a long time since I posted hear, but wanted to give an update.....


I pulled the trigger on the Insteon and now have 7 dimmers installed in my basment.
Pretty easy to install.....but it makes for a lot of wires on the line and neutral, especially when you have multiple zones on one cuircuit..... the one cuircuit needed 7 neutrals to all come together for three zones and the line...... that three gang box was getting pretty full.


No controller purchased yet but I am pretty sure it will be a ISY with zwave

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Thanks for coming back in and updating. HA seems like a subject that is hard to get real detail on like the theater builds have.
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Thanks for coming back in and updating. HA seems like a subject that is hard to get real detail on like the theater builds have.
No problem, I hope to do more updates here and in my build thread in the future as I get things figured out.
I agree there isn't a lot of nitty gritty detail like the build threads.

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I will subscribe to the build thread in your signature line to follow along there as well.
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I will subscribe to the build thread in your signature line to follow along there as well.
Thanks for following along in my journey..... any input is always welcome

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