I am new to the group. I've reda a lot of helpful material here, so thanks to everyone already.
I am wiring up a brand new house, and would like to install controls into all the electrical circuitry so that I can do the following:
- turn any circuit on or off
- monitor IF a circuit is being used ot not i.e. if it is passing current or not
- write macros to turn circuits on and off contingent on signals from motion detectors etc.
- control/monitor circuits and also motion detectors over the web
Reading up on X10, it appears some of this is possible but I am not sure if one could actually use x10 to check if current is running through a circuit. Is this possible ? Do socket controls exist in x10 which can also act as transmitters contingent on something happening ?
I do not want all the circuitry inside the socket, and not an external plug. I am wiring the house new, so might as well put in circuitry into the sockets now which will give me what I want.
If X10 is not a solution, what of something like Insteon or Zigbee ? Can I install Insteon into the sockets internally and get the behaviour I need ?
Finally, I am in continental Europe... are there Insteon/Zigbee products available in Europe ?