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jeff.sadowski

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Home automation?
« on: May 06, 2007, 03:57:56 am »
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4422887272477313460&q=linuxmce

I'm curious about the home automation mentioned in this video.

I would like to know what devices are hooked up for home automation?

I have a usb IRtrans http://irtrans.com for controlling ir devices I couldn't find any other premade usb ir trancievers that worked in linux at the time.
It can use an lirc client but has its own software for recording and sending ir signals.

I have a CM11A to control X10 modules around the house like lights.
I'm looking for a better option for controling the thermostat(I don't like x10 thermostat option)

I'm also curious what was used for viewing the cam at the front door?
« Last Edit: May 06, 2007, 05:08:59 am by jeff.sadowski »

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Re: Home automation?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2007, 09:04:33 am »
Aside from X10, you can also use ZWave (RF based) for thermostats and other climate devices, as well as lights.
In what concerns surveillance cameras, after you have added them to LinuxMCE, you will see a button on the interface for each of them, and clicking this button, you will access that camera, and see images from it. I've tested that with panasonic IP cameras.

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Re: Home automation?
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2007, 07:12:05 pm »
More information on this please. :-)

What projects use zwave? I'm not finding anything on freshmeat or google regarding "Zwave thermostat linux".

linux thermostat isn't bringing up much and for the price they are asking for the zwave thermostat I think around $230?

I could buy a digital interfaced thermometer and use relays attached to my gumstix device that would go way overboard but its looking like a priceable solution.

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Re: Home automation?
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2009, 07:11:38 am »
          I also using thermostat in my house.



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Re: Home automation?
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2009, 10:40:15 am »
More information on this please. :-)

What projects use zwave? I'm not finding anything on freshmeat or google regarding "Zwave thermostat linux".

linux thermostat isn't bringing up much and for the price they are asking for the zwave thermostat I think around $230?

I could buy a digital interfaced thermometer and use relays attached to my gumstix device that would go way overboard but its looking like a priceable solution.

Hi Jeff,

LinuxMCE has a ZWave driver but you need to add a suitable ZWave hardware interface to use this side of the system. If there are HA interfaces or devices that have no current support in LinuxMCE then you could add some Device Templates for them and get them working. LinuxMCE is a very flexible and extendable system so dig in - there are always some of the devs on irc in the #linuxmce-devel channel.

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Re: Home automation?
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2009, 12:24:58 pm »
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I would like to know what devices are hooked up for home automation?

Have a look that wiki page. It describes in details the demo video. Also check the Automation category in the wiki.
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