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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
  3. 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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    Hey Ryan, Some considerations... New-Build...

    Hey Ryan,

    Some considerations...

    New-Build or Retro-Fit installation type (the latter appeals to rental properties)
    Integration with existing equipment - Alarm systems, other HA products...
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    If you are meaning 'remote access from the...

    If you are meaning 'remote access from the Internet' when you say 'access from outside of my network' then you will need to do the following

    1) Open up Port Forwarding on your a Router/Hub to the...
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    Hi BGP, I would head over to...

    Hi BGP,

    I would head over to http://www.comfortforums.com and post there. There are a few of us on here running Comfort, but I personally don't have any experience with Homeseer. There will also...
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    I have always toyed with the idea of having wall...

    I have always toyed with the idea of having wall mounted tablets and other bleeding edge interfaces to control things in my home, however I have always managed to stop myself going too far before...
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    Thanks Graham, only when you have time :) I am...

    Thanks Graham, only when you have time :)

    I am just installing a Comfort system (cytech.biz) and at the final fix and commissioning stage.. it's a lot more than just a security system, however...
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    Sorry, I saw your response to Mr.Wolf after I had...

    Sorry, I saw your response to Mr.Wolf after I had posted :)

    It wasn't me regarding the occupancy sensors, however, frustratingly Jon seems to have gone quiet, so there was no code accompanying the...
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    Looking forward to the Project write-ups. Any...

    Looking forward to the Project write-ups. Any thoughts on Voice-Control? Been looking at Voxcommando. Although this runs on a Win7 platform, I was thinking of using an Intel NUC platform. I never...
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    Welcome back Graham! I know myself and others...

    Welcome back Graham! I know myself and others will be looking forward to your new project write-ups.

    Have been looking to leverage the Rasberry Pi's somehow, instead of PC's

    Vangelis
  12. Interesting project... Had a look at some of the...

    Interesting project... Had a look at some of the video's but it wasn't clear regarding how you get Voice Commander to be able to intercept cmds (if at all) when another media source is playing (and...
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    Comfort does Security and Automation ...

    Comfort does Security and Automation

    www.cytech.biz
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    Website scraper to Speech

    I am thinking of adding a function to my 'Wake Up' macro whereby a piece of hardware/software accesses say a localised motorway travel website and checks to see if there are any morning travel...
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    Guess it depends on how much you want to spend....

    Guess it depends on how much you want to spend. Ubi looks to be a fairly complete product for what it is being marketed for and the open Api means the limitations are somewhat down to the users...
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    Suggestions were based on minimal disruption (i.e...

    Suggestions were based on minimal disruption (i.e anything but the cable). Without actually being infront of the system it's difficult to surmise what could be the cause as there maybe other factors....
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    Hi there, Ref Voice control...Have a look at...

    Hi there,

    Ref Voice control...Have a look at http://theubi.com it's an android based computer with voice recognition. They are looking to have an open API so should be able to hook into the...
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    I would have a bash at putting the resistor at...

    I would have a bash at putting the resistor at the LED end, trying that, and if the same, then ramp up the voltage to 12v (normal alarm sensors work on this voltage) and alter the resistor...
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    Hey Ian, Can you post a little circuit drawing...

    Hey Ian,

    Can you post a little circuit drawing as the description is difficult to follow as you say for instance - "the black comes to the common connection of the switch" and then " the black...
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    I have LightwaveRF currently controlling the...

    I have LightwaveRF currently controlling the lights in my home (with the WiFi bridge)

    1) Dead easy to replace. The only issue I found is space in the patress box, if there are loads of terminating...
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    Hi there.... I know they have just released...

    Hi there....

    I know they have just released some kind of 'configuration wizard' for the Raspberry Pi so you might want to check this out. As for the hardware, you might want to start to look at...
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    Fibaro do a door/window contact (based on z-wave)...

    Fibaro do a door/window contact (based on z-wave) that has provision for a thermistor. Link this to a RaZberry Pi (the Z stands for z-wave shield). Not sure on the resolution of these sensors though....
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    Ahh ok - How about this instead...

    Ahh ok - How about this instead http://www.homeautomationcompany.co.uk/product/fibaro-relay-switch/ (Check out the schematic pic) Shows 2 live feed controls. One for up and one for down, just don't...
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    Looking at this from another angle. Does the...

    Looking at this from another angle. Does the Cinema Screen have an IR remote control option? If it does then have a looksee at http://www.uk-automation.co.uk/products/Z-Wave-to-IR-Extender.html This...
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    I know that the EKey Toca has been used for...

    I know that the EKey Toca has been used for exterior access but this might have been in a covered porch way. Check out...
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