RAUL HIDALGO· Registered
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Anyone knows of a good automation program for a 2500 ft house. Thanks for the help
Its Gen. Lighting no appliancesFor what, lighting, appliances, heat? Start with X10
Thanks man ill look up these brandsFor cheap gear : X10
For great gear : Insteon
Sure ill keep youguys up to date with the installation thanksAs noted above....x10 is going to be on the cheap side....about par to Harbor Freight tools....
As another referece....try out SmartHome
One other note.....a lot of the automation switches require a neutral at your switch box, so be cogizant of the wiring needs for the modules.
And....if you do put something together....do the rest of us a favor and do a thread on it and share what you learned.....I'd much rather learn from someone elses mistakes and successes.....
What's wrong with asking about a reliable brand its not like I'm asking how to do it I'm sure even you have been helped once or twiceIf you are going to be working as a contractor, you should learn to do your own homework instead of relying on a DIY website.
A wife, yourself, or your kid turning off the light switches as you leave or enter the room.Anyone knows of a good automation program for a 2500 ft house. Thanks for the help
Jajaja good one but it's for a client not meA 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.
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.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.
A good number would also suggest UPB.Insteon, Zigbee, and Z-Wave :thumbsup: Depending on your application.