In the spring I'm going to begin building my own home that I would like to eventually completely automate. It's going to have to be a little bit here and a little bit there when money is available. I will be building the house myself so I'll be doing all the wiring and have complete control over what goes where. I've been looking around for awhile now trying to find the best way to accomplish this, and so far I can't seem to find the perfect fit. In the beginning I was looking into going with X-10 throughout with HAL software, but then I talked to a local computer tech that installs home automation and led me to believe that X-10 is unreliable. Examples that he gave me were that sometimes you wouldn't be able to get it to control certain outlets, and it was possible for a neighbor using X-10 to get mixed up with my house and control my house as well. So he is pushing me to use Control 4, but after talking to him for a few minutes I found that won't be a good way to go because he has to order me all the parts and do all the programing for it. So I believe I'm looking for a system that will be all hardwired with Cat-5, and won't cost me as much as the house is to build!!!
Any help is greatly appreciated,
Bobby
Any help is greatly appreciated,
Bobby