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Old 02-21-09, 04:47 PM   #1
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Default Looking for monitoring/house automation experience

Excepted my electricity production and consumption monitoring, I would like to monitor other things like temperatures, luminosity, movement... At longer term may be would I like to remotely control appliances, lights...

I read a little on Internet and found 2 complementary technologies :
  • 1-wire : primarily used to get data
  • X10 : primarily used to control remote things.

1-wire seam to be limited to Maxim. The 2 main products are the classic 1-wire devices and the newer iButton.
1-wire need a cable between the computer and the sensor.

X10 is in broader use, noticeably with wireless switches. It's also used with powerline communications. Examples found in DIY shops : remote, remotely controlled electrical/light outlet. But never saw any computer related X10 in shops.

Does some of you have experience to share about 1-wire, X10 or any other house automation technology ?

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A coworker of mine used X10. He seemed to like it a fair amount. He wasn't in it so much for the energy saving aspect as just the cool factor though. I can't speak from any personal experience unfortunately.

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