Hi, I have been wanting to automate my home with LinuxMCE ever since I saw LinuxMCE demo 2 years ago. I have build a nice Hybrid PC and now I'm confident to take the next step - automating my home.
I would like to make a demo in my flat so that I can call people over and demo how LinuxMCE can do automation and security.
I looked at different solutions and choose ZWave because it looks like most promising automation system, not too expensive, with nice selection of different modules, wireless (big plus because lots of people don't want to install new wires)... I don't know enough about KNX system but it seams like a more expensive solution and with less support in LinuxMCE.
What do you recommend I do for demo that would make people want to tryout LinuxMCE also for their home?
I'm thinking about ordering these components:
zwave usb controler - http://www.zwave4u.com/products/en/Z-Wave-Controller/PC-Adapter/USB-Adapter-with-Battery.html
light switch - http://www.zwave4u.com/products/en/Switches-and-Dimmers/HomePro-Single-Wall-Switch.html
2x movement sensor - http://www.techstyleuk.co.uk/index_files/sp103.htm
door sensor - http://www.techstyleuk.co.uk/index_files/sm103.htm
If I'm not mistaken all of these zwave devices are compatible with each other and work with LinuxMCE, right?
With door sensor I can have alarm and security system if PIN isn't entered after opening the door, and also if movement is detected after security alarm is armed.
With door sensor + light switch + movement sensor I can turn on the light when doors are opened.
What other demo do you recommend I setup? Most people I know aren't that much interested in multimedia aspect, but would be interested in security + automation so if you have any ideas please share them.
If you have suggestion of some other zwave device that I could buy that would make a nice demo please suggest it.
What features of LinuxMCE people you now find most interesting?