Re: Problem CM11

I want to put a motion sensor at the back of the house, and one at the front. I would then like a chime to sound when they are triggered, but I would like a different sound depending on which sensor was triggered. Is there away to do this?
Thanks.
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UCS308
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You could do something like that with a pair of X-10 motion detectors setup to trigger separate X10 Universal Modules. You'd have to hook separate chimes to the relay contacts. One other approach would be to simply use two separate X-10 chime modules, but the only ones I know of (X10 PRO brand) don't let you choose another melody, so they'll sound the same.
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I am looking for a thermostat that I can integrate and control through my home network. I want a interface much like the linksys router ( a web site to edit the settings). The thermostat needs to be configurable like a programmable thermostat but able to change the programming though an internal web page. if any one has a product with something like this, please let me know. or if you know of a resource (ie web site, book, etc) that will be helpful in making this thermostat from scratch, please let me know. I appreciate any help. thanks. Denny
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Denny
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Cyril
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Cyril
Got the same message in comp.dcom.cabling (where you'd think it belongs, anyways). Discussed it a little. Still very vague idea about what does this gentleman want, anyways. He'll hopefully post some clarifications, and not in this group.
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theclam
Personaly I would have put in a standard alarm system, have a TV and HiFi room, and us a wireless intercolm.
As for networking, I would consider a high quality wireless for a mobile laptop, and have a wired network for the main computers, probably in one or two rooms that are close to each other.
For the security cameras, I would have gone wireless.
My cost would be less than 1/2 of what you spent.
I wired my place for telephone, cable, and networking. I spent about $300 for everything. I did the work myself. The complete job took me an afternoon (about 5 hours).
As for having speakers around the house for music, I find this to not be practical. for the cost of just good quality speakers and the wiring alone for each room, I can have a discent Sony or Panasonic mini stereo in each room, that is independent. These give very good sound for the cost, and are very dependable. This way, each person can have their own programing in each room. I also have a TV in each room, that works from the cable system. I ran RGU 6 with the wall plates through the place, fed from a master high quality amplifier with an 8 way splitter on the output of it, that is puting out the signal to each room.
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Jerry Greenberg
I recently download Homeseer and some other software out there for home automation.
My question is where is the best and cheapest place to buy modules such as a couple light switches and also looking for a thermostat module if there is one. Price is a factor also.
Would I also need a transmitter weather USB or serial and which do you suggest? I want these items in different rooms and don't want to wire throughout the house so toy makes a wireless unit or are they all wireless?
I seen X10 and there new USB unit but people at there forums have bad things to say about there software support.
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nospam
I'd look at the Honeywell T7350 Lon Based Thermostat. This is a standalone Thermostat with a Lon interface. This can allow for many different possibilities. I'm installing a W7750B Heat Pump Controller in my house with a TAC 511 Web interface. When your thinking HVAC or open standards, BACNet or Lon are the only ways to go.
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<cafavre
Personally, I'd run multiple CAT5 and forget about wiring specific to audio and phone. You can use CAT5 for phone, and with a little cleverness and equipment can also distribute audio quite effectively over it. I think most alarm systems can also use CAT5.
Some coax for video would also be on my list (although advances in the use of CAT5 may soon make that spurious, too), along with generous power outlets.
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CJT
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Which new transceiver? HomeSeer already knows about the SmartHome PowerLinc and the Z-Wave USB Interfaces.
Tony
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Anthony R. Gold
I needed to control the outside lights of my house from my car. Originally I purchased Leviton HCPRF-1TW transceiver hoping that a product from a large and well-known company would perform up to the specification. This transceiver turned out to be falsely advertised and practically unusable. Its advertised range when used with Leviton keyfob transmitter is 75 feet, but its real range is only about 25 feet. It cannot be really used from inside of a car, the range then is only about 15 feet. Then I replaced it with WGL V572AB transceiver and its range is about 150 feet around my house, using the same keyfob remote, but it may be more in other terrain. Thanks to Barry from Worthington Distribution for pointing me to this transceiver.
It was a major frustration for me at the beginning and a great relief at the end that there exists a transceiver that has a useful range. BTW, is there any other X10 transceiver on the market with a useful range?
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Jiri Kripac
Seems to be called CM15A. I suggest you contact HomeSeer and ask. Use their web form as they don't like emails. (Some companies are funny.)
Tony
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Anthony R. Gold
The Leviton HCC4D-1TW controller does not seem to work at all with RadioShack Lamp Module (RadioShack Model #61-3002). Has anybody experienced the same and what can be done about it? Does Leviton offer a fixed version of this controller?
Also, this Leviton controller sometimes fails to transmit the signal to Leviton receivers even when other (non Leviton) controllers connected to exactly the same physical wire work fine. This looks like happening when there is some noise on the power line, but the Leviton HCC4D-1TW controller seems to work less robustly than others. Does anybody have similar experience?
Thank you, Jiri Kripac
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Jiri Kripac
The HCCxD-1TW series of transmitters does not send out a "proper" x10 command. Leviton has shortened the 3 cycle gap between the address transmission (A1) and the command transmission (A On). MOST of their receivers can respond to this type of command, but regular x10 receivers that adhere to the x10 standard will not work.
A new version of this series of transmitter is in the works from Leviton.
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R. Lejeune

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