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Old 01-07-2013, 10:08 PM   #16
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A wife, yourself, or your kid turning off the light switches as you leave or enter the room.

2500sqft is not that large of a house.
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Insteon, Zigbee, and Z-Wave Depending on your application.
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Creston is the best out there, but it needs to be installed by one of their licensed installers.
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I've had X10 for over 30 years. I've had Insteon for over 5 years. Insteon is superior to X10. Very few problems and all have been with the software. I've lost a couple of Insteon devices early on but were replaced under the 2 year warranty without a problem.
They must have gotten better then. I put 80 Insteon devices in my house and over 6 months replaced almost all of them due to failure. Ripped it all out and installed Lutron's Homeworks Wireless.

Another recommendation would be Lutron RadioRA2. More expensive, but rock solid.
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A good number would also suggest UPB.

I agree with not including X-10. While inexpensive, I have found that it can get less reliable as you add devices. When one is talking "whole house", I doubt it would work well.

Control4 is another, but it requires a recongized contractor, I believe.

I use insteon, and have most of the house retrofit, over the last five years. It works well for me. Very few hardware issues. Communication can be interrupted by the presence of certain other electronic devices. Definitely plan to include some filters in the installation. And a controller.
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A good number would also suggest UPB.

I agree with not including X-10. While inexpensive, I have found that it can get less reliable as you add devices. When one is talking "whole house", I doubt it would work well.

Control4 is another, but it requires a recongized contractor, I believe.

I use insteon, and have most of the house retrofit, over the last five years. It works well for me. Very few hardware issues. Communication can be interrupted by the presence of certain other electronic devices. Definitely plan to include some filters in the installation. And a controller.
UPB absolutely

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