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New home automation?

Anonymous Coward writes | about 8 months ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Ok, fellow geeks... I have the luxury of finally building my dream home from scratch. It's going to be good sized (~4000 sq ft over 3 levels), and rather than run around at night to make sure my lights are off, doors are locked, garage is closed, etc, I really want to put in a home automation system. Since the walls aren't up, this is the time for complete flexibility as to my options.

The last time I did a whole house, it was years ago, X10. Since then, lots of other protocols, both "proprietary" and more general (like WiFi) have come on the market for devices — all better than what I've worked with in the past. What do you all have experience with and recommend as reliable, secure, and fairly easy to use? Something with a good chance for long term availability of parts and features would be a bonus."

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Insteon (1)

Giblet535 (3480751) | about 8 months ago | (#45943745)

Insteon devices are easy to use and they work as advertised.
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