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I'm about to move to a wreck of a place - it's going to need electrics
rewiring and plastering. I'd like to create a versatile infrastructure
capable of fitting in with some form of a home automation system.

I'm currently thinking of running a couple of cat5 cables to each room
as well as the new electrics. Also at least stereo input feed to each
room and one mic feed from each room to a central controller - have
heard about the JDS Stargate system. something like that.

Maybe there are better systems around now... I want to eventually have
a system of at least X10, maybe one of the more proprietary systems
around. I want to be able to automate a lot of functions in my home. I
would like to have thumbprint biometrics and role-based access and
voice control to the various functions of my home.

What would people here recommend as the best current 'controller' for a
home automated house that I'd like to have?

And what would anyone here suggest to me in terms of cable/conduit
laying, general design and which system to go for?

Also what sort of budget would I be looking at? I used to be network
support, and would be more than happy to buy a crimper and make my own
sockets to save on costs.

Can anyone recommend any good sites describing how best to wire for a
home automation system I would like?

thanks



Re: Hi- what is considered the standard quality home controller of choice? JDS Stargate or other?


Oh.. and I forgot to add that I would also like to integrate a security
system/burglar alarm into this setup. Maybe including a couple of
external web-cams on a motion activatoin system. I also want to be able
to stream video around the house  -ideally to have some sort of
dedicated media server somewhere that can support more than one
concurrent stream.

Add to this I definitely want the controller to be able to handle
incoming phone calls, routing, recording, and classiying when
necessary.

I guess I want it all ;) ... what would you suggest for someone
starting afresh right now?



Re: Hi- what is considered the standard quality home controller of choice? JDS Stargate or other?


Search the forum a little and you will see this question alot.

Best coice is

Elk M1G

and best of all they just lowered the price

Brian
http://tech-home.com


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Re: Hi- what is considered the standard quality home controller of choice? JDS Stargate or other?




Hi
I use and highly recommend Homevision...Its a great reliable

unit.....

http://www.csi3.com/homevis2.htm

Have a look here for wiring tips
http://tinyurl.com/bzbyv

HTH
Frank





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Frank Mc Alinden


Re: Hi- what is considered the standard quality home controller ofchoice? JDS Stargate or other?


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Hi

Check this powerfull system T7 from NSeven. It answer all of your doubts.
www.nseven.com


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