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    hi
    I'm in the process of buy a new home..well house and landpackage together
    Would like to get the new house automated to include the complete home automation system as well.
    Need some help
    1.Should i intereact with the builder to get them installed or get a seperate company to install it...in that way i will save money..no markups.
    2.What type of system would be the best,wireless,seperate cable or using the mains power line(X10 system)?
    3.Any adivce with what company should i go for,what questions should i ask to get the best deals and offer of service
    4.Are there any maintence issues that i need to be aware off?

    5.What the price range...ballpark figure?



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    Quote Originally Posted by freewee View Post
    hi
    I'm in the process of buy a new home..well house and landpackage together
    Would like to get the new house automated to include the complete home automation system as well.
    Need some help
    1.Should i intereact with the builder to get them installed or get a seperate company to install it...in that way i will save money..no markups.
    2.What type of system would be the best,wireless,seperate cable or using the mains power line(X10 system)?
    3.Any adivce with what company should i go for,what questions should i ask to get the best deals and offer of service
    4.Are there any maintence issues that i need to be aware off?

    5.What the price range...ballpark figure?
    When you say home automation, are you talking lighting control a bit of integration with music/theatre type things or are you talking a fully integrated system controlling security, HVAC, music, theatre, lighting, retic, gates etc etc etc.

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    hi
    sorry forgot to detail that in

    Yes-iam talking about full home automation system..controlling security, HVAC, music, theatre, lighting, retic, gates etc etc etc. all integrated

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    Have a look and Clipsal CBus
    “There are 10 types of people in this world, those who understand binary – and those who don’t”

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    If you want bells and whistles, look at Crestron. If you do, just make sure you're pockets are very deep and full.

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    HAI offers 10x more than both Crestron and Clipsal for 1/3 the cost.

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    And I'd probably steer clear of X10 unless it's only a minor part of the system. I have some stuff at my place but it's pretty old technology and can be unreliable.

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    You must have too much time & money on your hands if you want to keep an automation system going as well as all the other things in a modern house.

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    Pish posh!

    What are all these 'toys' of which you speak. This is REAL HA.





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    Now away with your childrens play things.

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