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    Another option you could go with is to have a...

    Another option you could go with is to have a Fibaro Zwave Universal Sensor hooked into some of the Comfort Outputs and set these as an Action when the Comfort it armed. This would give you the Zwave...
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    Hey Ian, I am just going through the process...

    Hey Ian,

    I am just going through the process of enabling ZWave on my Comfort Ultra II.

    My interpretation is that Comfort acts as a secondary controller - where in your case the primary would...
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    Berg...

    Berg (http://bergcloud.com/case-studies/cloudwash) did a case study into a Cloud controlled Washing Machine whereby the electronics sat in-line with the control bus and monitored / replayed command...
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    Hey Mavis, There are a couple of options...

    Hey Mavis,

    There are a couple of options here....

    Airplay - Looks like you are already used to the system. Both ATV and Airports support this, and both have some form of audio output that could...
  5. Take a look at Fibaro on Vesternet.com. They are...

    Take a look at Fibaro on Vesternet.com. They are ZWave devices that allow for switch override

    Dual Relay - http://www.vesternet.com/z-wave-fibaro-relay-insert-2-1-5kw
    Dimmer -...
  6. Maybe a cheaper option (to test) is see if anyone...

    Maybe a cheaper option (to test) is see if anyone has a disk caddy, or you can get the IDE / SATA to USB converter cables off ebay. Then check the drive in another machine to see if it's really dead...
  7. ahh ok. Apps do have to be written to make best...

    ahh ok. Apps do have to be written to make best use of resources (RAM / 32-64bit architecture).

    Assumption is (from your boot CD) that you are running WinXP - You will be getting Win7 minimum if...
  8. ~95% CPU is always likely to lead to issue (not...

    ~95% CPU is always likely to lead to issue (not just with cooling!)

    There are some neat NUC Intel platforms that offer very small form factor at a reasonable price. Oh and SSD plus lots of RAM...
  9. Hmmm still sounds odd. Without the HD you should...

    Hmmm still sounds odd. Without the HD you should still get to BIOS and your not, so this could still mean an issue with the motherboard

    Ref the PSU, although you say you are getting 19volts that...
  10. Hmm. Just for reference, the last time I...

    Hmm. Just for reference, the last time I encountered a server with disk stiction, I kicked it to resolve the issue. Maybe try holding the drive and giving it a firm level tap on the kitchen work...
  11. Sounds like disk stiction in that case..... ...

    Sounds like disk stiction in that case.....

    Remove the HD. Give it a tap on the side a few times with something hard

    Replace and retry. Weird your not seeing BIOS as you don't need a disk for...
  12. I think European products may struggle a little...

    I think European products may struggle a little in the UK just based on awareness. Fibaro are probably a good example that's made it to the UK, however their back end support is getting a kicking...
  13. Chris - Could you not add a throw switch in the...

    Chris - Could you not add a throw switch in the door lock recess or an over-current switch on the solenoids in order to detect a mis-fire (i.e door misalignment)? In could try a couple of times and...
  14. When I looked at having Central Locking within...

    When I looked at having Central Locking within the house, there were roughly 4 directions I could take :

    1) EBay - this would be the Zwave type lock which are big in the US but I think are...
  15. If the PC has an on-board monitor connector (as...

    If the PC has an on-board monitor connector (as opposed to a graphics card), try plugging the monitor into that on boot

    Sounds like it's failing its POST which could be terminal

    If the clicking...
  16. Can you access the BIOS? Can the motherboard see...

    Can you access the BIOS? Can the motherboard see all the peripherals?

    Check the PSU outputs under load i.e check the volts with a meter when powered up (obviously respect there will be mains...
  17. Hey Chris.... I've seen a few HA systems from...

    Hey Chris....

    I've seen a few HA systems from Europe and they always look very good from an Integrations and UI perspective. As I mentioned in another post, having ALL my sub-systems being...
  18. I currently run Cytech's Comfort Alarm System...

    I currently run Cytech's Comfort Alarm System which has a whole host of interface options

    Some HA users have had good experience with DSC Alarms, which although are US based, will run EU freq's...
  19. Going with the Alarm system PIR feeding into Heat...

    Going with the Alarm system PIR feeding into Heat Genuis - you would check to see what interface your Alarm system has eg RS232 / Ethernet etc. Once this was established, you could use the likes of a...
  20. The reasoning for keeping my critical systems...

    The reasoning for keeping my critical systems separate (Security / Heating / Lighting) is in the event of a catastrophic failure in one system, the rest are unaffected. There has been alot of...
  21. I have a more compartmentalised setup whereby I...

    I have a more compartmentalised setup whereby I have heating / security / HA as separate standalone systems, that if required, can talk to each other either by RF protocol (ZWave / RFXCom) or...
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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...
  23. 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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