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    Have a look at Wyrestorm products... I know they...

    Have a look at Wyrestorm products... I know they do HDBaseT

    Why are you wanting to go from Composite to HDMI?

    Also check if your cabling is Cat5e (as opposed to Cat5) as you may be experiencing...
  2. Depends if you want a dedicated system or one...

    Depends if you want a dedicated system or one based on sofware (running on a 24/7 PC)?

    All of your list seems to be dedicated hardware, albeit based on standard protocols (Zwave / ZigBee)
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    Just a word of caution - Speech Recognition being...

    Just a word of caution - Speech Recognition being integrated into a Home Automation system can be a minefield. I know this as I have built my own.

    Issues to deal with :

    Speech Recognition...
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    Displaying a Msg on your TV

    Was wondering if there are any dedicated (non-PC) based bits of kit that sit in-line with the HDMI feed and be able to display a message on your TV sent to it over, say WiFi??

    As the TV is on alot...
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    HR92's will detect a sudden temperature drop in...

    HR92's will detect a sudden temperature drop in the room (as in a door or window open) and shuts off the local radiator (unsure if the delta is configurable)

    Vangelis
  6. Have you thought about control via GSM (mobile...

    Have you thought about control via GSM (mobile phone)?

    This is an example of a two-way relay switch that is controlled via SMS msg....
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    Its always good to educate yourself, however, you...

    Its always good to educate yourself, however, you may want to subcontract initially as Automation within the bathroom environment, you would need to have the relevent Electrical qualifications and...
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    Magnetic switches are not mains rated (they use a...

    Magnetic switches are not mains rated (they use a magnet and a reed switch ~12vdc) You would therefore need additional circuitry.

    I would use a mains rated microswitch (enclosed connections), you...
  9. The SC readers are scarily expensive (got mine...

    The SC readers are scarily expensive (got mine off ebay for a fraction of the price). An InoTherm door with reader was I think 800 Euro's but they might have been given discount. Have a look at Toca...
  10. I run Indigo on a Mac Mini for Home Automation....

    I run Indigo on a Mac Mini for Home Automation. This has a LightwaveRF and ZWave module to control lighting and sensor inputs.

    For the voice control I have an Intel NUC platform (had this before...
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    Texecom are better (in my opinion) than...

    Texecom are better (in my opinion) than Scantronic (which are dedicated to the lower end of the market).

    As for reliability of GSM over PSTN, then usually GSM is a backup to PSTN, should the line...
  12. I run Comfort in parallel to my home automation....

    I run Comfort in parallel to my home automation. Comfort can talk to various products (Rako, Zwave etc) via bolt on modules, although I have heard mixed stories about the durability of the Rako...
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    Looking forward to seeing how this project pans...

    Looking forward to seeing how this project pans out. I too considered the whole tablet thing but would either have to 'wake' the thing up before doing anything of have it 'dimmed' all the time.
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  14. Arduino is probably your best way forwards as...

    Arduino is probably your best way forwards as there are lots of 'Sheilds' out there for external hardware control. I would probably go for a stepper motor as that way you could control the opening...
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    What Arduino you planning on using? Thoughts on...

    What Arduino you planning on using?
    Thoughts on using a Pi or Beagle, giving you the option to run more automation on board, as opposed to offloading to other hardware?
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    Dependant on the the wall type (stud or brick)...

    Dependant on the the wall type (stud or brick) you might be able to site the Fibaro unit in the wall void, outside of the patress box. An alternate (though expensive) ZWave option is Vitrum. I know...
  17. Hey Mat, Ref 1) Yes you will need a lot of...

    Hey Mat,

    Ref 1) Yes you will need a lot of space in the back box. I also found a 'maze' of wiring when replacing with LightwaveRF, so considered (as I have stud walls), locating the fibaro unit in...
  18. Thread: Door Locks

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    You will still require a door loop (as the...

    You will still require a door loop (as the electronics will all be in the door, as opposed to the frame)

    Depending on budget and door type, I know that Yale Digital Locks can integrate with the...
  19. Thread: Simple Alarm

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    No problem. You will find alot of panels now...

    No problem.

    You will find alot of panels now have an RFID proximity ready build in to the remote keypad allowing for exactly what your after. Texecom would be a good start (as already mentioned)
  20. Thread: Door Locks

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    Hey Owen, I am not a great fan of Electric...

    Hey Owen,

    I am not a great fan of Electric Strikes, as the door lock (night Latch) always seems to have some 'play' and the whole door can rattle (visions of entries to high rise flats).
    ...
  21. Thread: Simple Alarm

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    Hey Owen, Although you are after a 'Simple...

    Hey Owen,

    Although you are after a 'Simple Alarm', it's purpose is to protect your home, and therefore needs to have some sophistication, mainly in operation and disarming.

    Having a simple...
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    If my alarm system could be disabled with a...

    If my alarm system could be disabled with a switch....I would be looking for a new alarm!

    However, you could use the Fibaro Universal Sensor if...

    Your system uses a keyswitch to...
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    I am currently looking at Indigo (from...

    I am currently looking at Indigo (from PerceptiveAutomation) which runs on Mac (not sure what the OPs flavour of PC is). If you are a programmer then this is very flexible (Plugins, customisation,...
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    I have used RealVNC...

    I have used RealVNC before..(http://www.realvnc.com). Depending on what you want to do the License is free.

    Vangelis
  25. The requirements are not that trivial... For...

    The requirements are not that trivial...

    For control via IP, you would need Broadband (for remote access), WebServer (for the iPhone to contact), and associated electronics to control the boiler...
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