10 years ago we rebuilt a family cabin and re-wired it to control Lighting/HVAC/Well-Pump and Other with an HAI OMNI-II system. I made a 2 year hobby out of programming the system including lighting-scene automation based on the security-modes and about 8 exterior motion detectors. I just now had to add power-ventilation and powered-dampers to manage a humidity/mildew problem in an inaccessible crawl space. Another 15 lines of code to run ventilation conditional on seasonal and real-time weather variables.
This property is in an extended family covenant and will remain in the family for the next generation. Someone is going to be ticked-off when they learn its going to cost 'a fortune' to have a commercial provider come in to replace all Security / Lighting and HVAC controls with a new platform. We didn't wire for high-voltage switching in many conventional locations so it won't be easy to revert to an unprogrammed system.
Now that I have said that, I guess it will be up to me to finance having all this stuff replaced and updated eventually.
There is no real point to this post, but just wondering if others wonder about the sunset-factor of their home automation efforts.
ONE SPECIFIC QUESTION
We have 2 two stage HAI thermostats - How long can I plan on having a replacement available - Does Leviton have an end-of-life policy on HAI components ? Or should I buy critical items preemptively ?
Edited by swb_mct, 04 September 2019 - 04:26 PM.