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  1. I'm running Domoticz on my NAS, it's free and can...

    I'm running Domoticz on my NAS, it's free and can support a whole host of interfaces using USB "gateways", be that z-wave or many others through rfxcom.

    I'm in the process of going with z-wave...
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    If you have a dedicated PC that can manage things...

    If you have a dedicated PC that can manage things 24/7 or are up for running a dedicated Raspberry PI it might be worth taking a look at Domoticz, it's a HA system with a feature rich web frontend....
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    Also worth looking at pricing up on the Heat...

    Also worth looking at pricing up on the Heat Genius site, they're slightly more pricey than Honeywell (not much) but provide better remote accessed control than evohome, they also have PIR based...
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    Yeah, I think I got confused a little too,...

    Yeah, I think I got confused a little too, SensibleHeatUK knows his onions though by the looks of things.

    As pointed out, if there are points where a relay could be wired in for each zone then the...
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    Assuming all the zones have a replacement valve...

    Assuming all the zones have a replacement valve (?) then there are loads of options, either brand name such as the Honeywell stuff or Heat Genius or you can go with z-wave components (which are...
  6. I'm not a great fan of apple products, I refuse...

    I'm not a great fan of apple products, I refuse to get swallowed up it the whole thing, linux and open source through and through me, even though I develop on windows in my day job most of the time!...
  7. Thread: Indoor GPS

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    I've been thinking about tracking people around...

    I've been thinking about tracking people around the house to know where anyone is at one time...surely by sensing presence in the hall and then in the living room straight after the living room could...
  8. I hear you Vangelis, I will be making sure there...

    I hear you Vangelis, I will be making sure there is a fallback state for my heating if things go wrong, and I am not going near door locking mechanisms!

    Just a quick update on things here

    Tried...
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    Yeah, not a fan of the z-wave switches either, I...

    Yeah, not a fan of the z-wave switches either, I like the look and price of the LightwaveRF ones myself which would obviously mean the need for something like RFXCOM then too...

    I think my NAS has...
  10. Can you share a little more info on how you would...

    Can you share a little more info on how you would go about integrating standalone systems if you needed to have them effect each other? I've always expected the need to have a single system doing all...
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    Thanks, yeah, I just came across the Vesternet...

    Thanks, yeah, I just came across the Vesternet site, I will ask them about buying in bulk, they have limited stock too

    I'm assuming once I look to install z-wave lighting I'll have "hard wired"...
  12. U-turn! Likely getting a Z-stick and using the...

    U-turn!

    Likely getting a Z-stick and using the Synology NAS I have now and not bothering with a Rasp PI...I am hoping the RFXCOM can be supported via the second USB later if required....also more...
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    Yeah I guess you could set the temps a little...

    Yeah I guess you could set the temps a little higher to give enough "buffer" for the room to warm up but that's far from ideal

    So, what I am understanding from this is that it's probably not the...
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    Anyone know of any TRVs like the Stella Z ones...

    Anyone know of any TRVs like the Stella Z ones but with manual controls on them? I really do want a z-wave TRV which can be controlled from both a controller and manually....the Danfoss stuff is...
  15. The more I read the more I think I need a...

    The more I read the more I think I need a solution that handles both z-wave and rfxcom based comms, can this be done with a raspberry pi using the z-wave daughter board and either a USB or networked...
  16. Options For Simple Zoned Heating and Future Lighting/Misc Controls?

    Hi All,

    Firstly, apologies for my ramblings :)

    I'm very new to all this home automation malarky and thought it best to ask those of you who have made some of these decisions before now and are...
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