I am looking to do some HA and am wondering what I need to get started, basically all I have right now is a PC that I plan on loading Linux (ubuntu probably) on.
Here is what I want to do, I'm hoping someone can fill in the blanks and tell me which products I will need to buy to get started:
I want a few cameras to watch the garage, and outside, and maybe a few in the house. I don't care if they are concealed or not, but if they could be that would be better as long as it isn't overly expensive.
I also need a controller, I'm thinking going with the INSTEON line as it seems to be a successor to X10, although I have no real knowledge about this stuff.
I also want to control the lights in my house, maybe a pressure sensor, motion sensors in the garage to trigger the camera, and other motion sensors outside that will turn on flood lights, etc.
I'd also like to be able to have a water sensor in the basement to make sure my water heater and softener hasn't flooded.