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  1. I'm starting that experiment now. RPi in the...

    I'm starting that experiment now. RPi in the post. Bargain POTS interface - 25 delivered - half the price of anywhere else (and they sent me the new Linksys version not the old Sipura cased one.
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    Likewise. Router close as possible to incoming...

    Likewise. Router close as possible to incoming line/WAP in best place for reception. moving the router increased my ADSL speed from 6meg to 8meg.

    Attempts to set up repeaters/extenders using...
  3. I'm still a bit of a newbie on this stuff but...

    I'm still a bit of a newbie on this stuff but planning a lot of tech install on a new housebuild later this year. No-one else has answered though so I'll have a go...

    Front door system. I'm...
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    I've been looking at IP entryphones and running a...

    I've been looking at IP entryphones and running a RPi with Asterisk as a house VOIP exchange - the SIP entryphone would then call the VOIP handsets, which display the IP stream on their screens. ...
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    I saw these linked on another forum -...

    I saw these linked on another forum - http://www.4326chris.talktalk.net/dual%20white%20led%20strips.htm both warm and cool white LEDs on one strip. Presumably you could use this on two channels of...
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    That might work. Maybe we'll talk offline about...

    That might work. Maybe we'll talk offline about the button sequence nearer intallation.
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    It looks like you can do some cool things with...

    It looks like you can do some cool things with Loxone but fairly complex to set up and requiring a lot of inputs and outputs. Lack of tamper protection, lack of keypad inputs. One Wire iButtons...
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    Integrating Loxone and an alarm system

    The weakness of Loxone appears to be its functionality as an alarm system. Does anyone have any thoughts on integrating it with a 3rd party alarm?

    I'm thinking it would be fairly easy (?) to pick...
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    I'm considering VoiP door stations. There's a...

    I'm considering VoiP door stations. There's a free VoiP exchange that runs on a Raspberry Pi - potentially door station + RPi + a few VoiP video phones could give you a very effective door network...
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    That looks half brilliant. Very competitive...

    That looks half brilliant. Very competitive price compared to IP cameras in general but some strange decisions. I find it hard to believe it will really run for a year on a set of 4 AA batteries...
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    Looking at how Loxone handle IP camera door...

    Looking at how Loxone handle IP camera door stations I think you just look at the stream. Loxone handles the audio as an VoIP phone call.

    When I looked at Comfort the suggestion was analogue...
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    I reckon it would work if you connected it to...

    I reckon it would work if you connected it to both an input and output. My 240v alarms just have a single link cable - presumably if it sees a voltage it alarms/if it alarms it makes the line live....
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    I did a load of Z-Wave research at the weekend. ...

    I did a load of Z-Wave research at the weekend. The 'open-ness' of the standard is a big plus point but I was still finding regular post talking about dead patches and
    flaky modules (plus one...
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    Can you give a bit more info on how you use...

    Can you give a bit more info on how you use these? My experience of PIR's, both at home and in offices has been poor but that may be a result of poor quality/badly configured sensors. At home on...
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    Momentary switches for lighting control

    I've been trying to work out what the options are. So far I've got to-

    TLC have a cheap grid range (less than half the price of MK) but look it...
    Forbes & Lomax (don't appeal)

    The most...
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    Yes thanks - that's great. I'm planning on being...

    Yes thanks - that's great. I'm planning on being near 100% LED through the house so DMX and LED drivers looks like it makes a lot of sense - running just white LEDs it will allow me to sub-divide...
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    DMX for home lighting

    Following on from my thoughts in this thread I've been googling and found a couple of older threads on this forum -

    This one and this one

    The criticisms mainly seem to be around the reliance...
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    Thanks - that combination is the other I'll keep...

    Thanks - that combination is the other I'll keep in mind. My build won't start until the middle of this year so final decision on this is possibly as far as 12 months away. Given our urban location...
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    For a single output I agree but I'm starting to...

    For a single output I agree but I'm starting to wonder if it might make sense to move almost entirely to DMX for lighting control from both a cost and flexibility point of view. The Loxone DMX...
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    Loxone depends on momentary switches though - how...

    Loxone depends on momentary switches though - how would this work with 'standard' switches? Wouldn't you need to swap the momentary switches for standard if there was a failure? I'm starting to...
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    Where did you source the Jung switches, and at...

    Where did you source the Jung switches, and at what sort of price - they look good.

    Also, any info on interfacing with Heatmiser?
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    A quick google brings up this 8 channel low...

    A quick google brings up this 8 channel low voltage dimmer (ie for LEDs or incandescents, but presumably requiring a seperate power supply - for 175 and this single channel for 48 (the Loxone one...
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    The dimmer extension does look expensive. I...

    The dimmer extension does look expensive. I don't think I'd need one though - it's a new build and I'm planning for all of my lighting, except perhaps some legacy desk lamps, to be LED. As far as I...
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    Another few days of research and I'm no further. ...

    Another few days of research and I'm no further.

    The more I look into Loxone the more I'm impressed and a miniserver plus 1 extension is only 800. That would give 20 digital inputs, 8 analogue...
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    Plus an annual fee for software licence of...

    Plus an annual fee for software licence of c100euro (or is that just for updates?) What are the opensource alternatives - do any of them look promising? A Raspberry Pi should be able to handle the...
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