|02-21-09, 04:47 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toulouse, France
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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 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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|02-22-09, 09:13 AM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Germantown, WI
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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.