i am installing linux mce in mynown house for home automation, i am now at the cabling stage, there are a couple of issues if anybody could help me out i'd be grateful
1 UPB switches: are UPB switches supported by linux mce, will they run out of the box so to speak and if they don't what is issues with it
2 Alarm panels: is it possible to work without an alarm panel and if so how do i connect the cabling of the sensors to the s port of a computer
3 Heating controls: how does linux control the heating, is it with an ir thermostat or is it ired directly back to the linux mce core. if so howis this done. also if it is an ir receiver would anybody recommend any makeor models.
4 hdmi signals: is it possible to wire a ring/loop system of hdmi over cat 6 to each hdmi wallplate so as to avoid buying a splitter, something like a ring socket circuit
5 smoke alarm/heat detectors: is it possible to get a smoke alarm sensor which will receive a unique ip address and how are they wired back to linux mce core, if not is there any alternatives to this maybe a panel and if so any recommendations
6 speaker system: i have 2 speakers in every room wired back up to the room where the core, do i need an amplifier to connect these to the core or can the computer directly handle the amplification of the sound, if so how would you go about doing it.
i was thinking of going with a system like the nuvo grand concerto but is quite expensive. any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated
any help on any of the above matters would be greatly appreciated, i apologise for the long list of stuff, any experience of any the above matters would be welcome we are based on a 50hz sytem in ireland 240 volt system
thank you for your help in advance