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  1. I think it might be to do with the fact that it...

    I think it might be to do with the fact that it needs to be professionally installed, I might be wrong though.
    My system of choice at the moment is either Idratek or Loxone.
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    why 3 cat5e why don't you just use Cat 6 so you...

    why 3 cat5e why don't you just use Cat 6 so you then have 4 cat6 sockets.
    Plus a quick Google brought up these results.
    Amazon UK
    Minitran
  3. Thread: Power sockets

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    someone years ago did something similar with...

    someone years ago did something similar with homeseer.
    If their son wanted to play on his playstation he had to type in a 4 digit code (via a keypad in his bedroom), the system would turn the...
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    Marmitek...

    Marmitek do something called the MegaView61 which is an HDMI plus IR extender over cat 5.
    Another company is Tripplite.
    Have you searched on Ebay.
  5. I would go for Loxone (http://www.loxone.com),...

    I would go for Loxone, their new Air system is ideal for retro fitting, the plugin modules can also monitor power consumption. They are introducing new air modules all the time. Its also a very...
  6. Poll: What sort of lumens are you looking for. And what...

    What sort of lumens are you looking for. And what fitting Bayonet, E27 GU10 etc. I guess its more likely to be either E27 or Bayonet.
    We do a 9W 780 Lumen bulb, currently in E27 format but if you...
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    Whole house IPTV

    Came across this yesterday. Its something I have been thinking about for a while, prices are not that bad either.
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    Try URC (http://www.universalremote.com). They...

    Try URC. They have a variety of products to suit most budgets.
    Another one is Xantech

    And Lastly Logitech remotes, have used their Harmony remotes in the past, pretty good.
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    Other options would be to connect a camera up to...

    Other options would be to connect a camera up to a digital video recorder. The footage is recorded onto a hard drive and is automatically recorded over when the disk is full. Most these days come...
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    You might be interested in the MeeGoPad 8.1...

    You might be interested in the MeeGoPad 8.1. This is essentially a stick with an HDMI plug on it that runs windows 8.1, has bluetooth connectivity so you can use a bluetooth mouse/keyboard. Has a...
  11. Basically I think most HA systems are based on...

    Basically I think most HA systems are based on compromise.
    These days it is possible to go the one supplier route. I can remember in the early days I would need about three or four separate systems...
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    Controlling air con units via home automation is...

    Controlling air con units via home automation is a bit of a holy grail. the best solution I have found is to just use IR to send on ON or OFF command. (Don't know if Idratek can do this) But some...
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    have a look at Loxone. (http://www.loxone.com)

    have a look at Loxone.
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    Another vote for Sonos. The gadget show did a...

    Another vote for Sonos.
    The gadget show did a test and Sonos came out tops, the presenter wasn't that impressed with Apple's attempt though.
    The latest issue of Stuff magazine ( the cover says...
  15. Thread: Remote Desktop

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    Try Log me in (http://www.logmein.com). Its not...

    Try Log me in. Its not free any more but is a lot less hassle than trying to get remote desktop on windows to work properly. And its handy if you are somewhere other than your home network.
    Another...
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    3000 soundserver problem

    Got this in my inbox so thought I would help by posting it on the forums for him.

    Steve Clapham wrote:

    My Imerge 3000 SOundserver has broken again. Last time I sent it off to the US for repair...
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    EnOcean technology

    I was wondering if anyone has used Enocean in their house and also how reliable is it as a home automation technology.
  18. Thread: Planning advice

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    Have a look at Loxone. (http://www.loxone.com)....

    Have a look at Loxone.. This can probably do most of what you are after.
  19. Interesting didn't know they did rechargeable...

    Interesting didn't know they did rechargeable RCR123A, but aren't CR123A's 3V not 3.7V this could also be your problem. Why not try a normal CR123A and see if you get the same problem, as I still...
  20. Can you get into the install menu on the...

    Can you get into the install menu on the powermax, you can clear all the error messages from there. another option which is often easier is to delete the sensor from the powermax then re-enable it...
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    What setting are they on, from memory there is...

    What setting are they on, from memory there is either a wire link you can move or a dip switch, to change the triggering level. I think its either 2 counts or 3 counts. It maybe near the one for the...
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    @Paul B Do you know you can get pet friendly PIR...

    @Paul B Do you know you can get pet friendly PIR sensors.
  23. How is or DHCP in the router set up Does the...

    How is or DHCP in the router set up Does the router set up these automatically or are they fixed.

    Or re check your email settings.
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    Sonos (www.sonos.com) is probably the best but it...

    Sonos is probably the best but it can be pricey. If youjoin the Loxone forums you will find a few threads on push button switches.
    I have just installed a Loxone system for a client to control his...
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    I would look at the following systems. Loxone...

    I would look at the following systems.
    Loxone and Idratek
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