Here are some photos of my work in progress. See the end of the thread for updates--there have been major changes. It is in a new home. I personally pulled most of the wire and did the installation. Each room in my house has at least one Cat5e and RG6 home run cables. The main boxes and accessories are Leviton. I have an Elk M1 with M1XEP, 4 KP2's, 1 KPAS, a DBH, 3 PD9's, a WSV, 3 M1XIN's, 1 M1RB and more. The network equipment includes an APC 750 backup, D-Link DIR-655 router, D-Link DAP 2553 access point, 3 Proliphix NT100e thermostats, and a Netgear gigabit ethernet network switch. So far, I have 2 flood/water sensors in the system, and there are plans for more. I wish that I had been a little more visionary with home audio during construction, but cost was a factor. I eventually retrofitted the 6 zone audio system. I still plan on installing some lighting control switches, and I have a few more sensors to wire in. I have no idea how much it would have cost to install this system professionally.
Update: I've learned that the Poliphix stats aren't quite as advertised. They offer a lot, but they fail miserably at one thing, keeping accurate time. Worse, Proliphix support on this issue has been non-existant. Maybe one day they will produce new firmware to allow the stats to schedule updates from an internet time server.
Picture 1: The left cabinet houses the Elk system
Picture 2: The right cabinet houses the punch down blocks for the ethernet system and the splitter for the RG6 cables.
Picture 3: The water shutoff valve
Edited by CORT, 24 August 2009 - 01:33 PM.