New Home Automation / A/v distribution project
so we are in the process of remodeling our home and are planning on installing a a/v distribution & home automation system.. and hope to get some advise on what we should get.
first i'm not looking at dealer systems at all.. so Control4, Savant, Crestron are out.
i'm looking to achive 4 main things
1. Control Lights,Garage, Doors, Camera, hvac
2. 4 zones of sound through the house (kitchen,Den,Living-room,Outside)
3. Video Distribution from central closet
4. MUST ALL BE DIY, i'm have some development background.. and can learn api fairly quick
so i've been looking at insteon.. but it falls short on the a/v.. same for homeseer.
my ideal setup is one "total Control" system.. and not a bunch of small isolated systems.. i.e. Insteon & niles etc.
so i need help.. what do you guys recommend.. thanks again.