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    home automation

    Im takeing a survey of home automation projects

    so far ive got my home network with wireless
    i have a project in the works to use an old clunker for caller id and voice messge boxes

    and i was thinking about having some sort of computer controled thermostat ( i dont know how to do it exactly)



    anyother ideas youve been thinking of doing around your house

    and a breife explanation of how you would make your project happen

    hardware, general ideas

    thanks
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    Alarm system, video survelance, and lighting. You could also interface with one of those home weather stations. Example, your away on vacation, a huge storm comes up, winds atart to gust around 60 mph, the house automaticly closes all the shutters and sends you an E-mail telling you what it did.

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    As far as I know home automation is still rather expensive to do. Besides you either have to run wires or use RFI wich is even more expensive
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    yea i wanted to keep away from rewireing


    anyone have any idea how i couuld do like a security cam that i can look at threw my network or something
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    check out x-10.com. They have a ton of automation products, along with how-to's, etc.

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