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Seanie_230
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Seanie_230 posted on Wed, Oct 25 2017 11:42 AM

Hello all

Now I have moved house I want to think about having a smart interconnected home.

I currently have my BLGW not doing much since I moved house

I have an alarm connected to the smoke alarms in my new house, I started by thinking OK I will install nest protect as I already have one and then these will eventually talk to the nest thermostat eventually.

I posted on another forum about this and was recommended to look into texecom connect or puronix home control which will monitor alarm and cameras via an app

So in my home I have the below Systems or will have eventually

Bang and Olufsen

Security system

Smoke detectors

Lighting control (open to ideas but want control panels)

Blinds or curtain tracks

CCTV

Now I want integration to my BLGW

I want buttons on the walls to replace switches but not ripping walls apart

Maybe I want iPad control so I can have one or a screen in the hall or on table stands giving me control of my entire home at my fingertips

I want to be able to see stuff on my TV screen home control

I want when there is movement the camera appears on TV screens like in Beointergration manual

So million dollar question

How can this be done, Lutron?

I don’t want a closed system like control 4 which is installed and I am a dummy.

 

I am after ideas and some inspiration for a system I can build over a few years.

Sean

 

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Luke Spadavecchia
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Hi Seanie, my solution is to run an Indigo domotics server on a Mac mini. Indigo supports a wide range of home automation technologies and is widely extensible. I'm running lots of z wave lighting modules, some legacy Insteon/x10 stuff, a range of nest products, a bunch of Foscam ip cams and some LightwaveRF switches (they make really nice wireless switches). PhilLondon wrote a great indigo plugin (available on this forum) to interface the MLGW so everything is controllable using the beo4. It's very stable and pretty easy to set up. You can interface more or less anything with a bit of Python scripting. The only downside is running a computer 24/7, but the Mac mini has a very small power footprint.

I hope that helps

Luke

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I agree that it's wise to avoid closed systems like Conrol4. Lutron RadioRa 2 or Homeworks would be ideal. Note that you can easily combine the two with the BLGW. The BLGW acts as seamless bridge to connect all systems. As I understand it, RadioRa2 might not be as accessible in the UK. Therefore, you might select a bridge for the Homeworks and use the Homeworks keypads. The Lutron keypads (wall or tabletop) are extremely easily mapped to any BLGW macros. You don't have to think of the keypads as "Lutron" as they actually become an interface for B&O. So rather think of them as a type of B&O remote.

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Kiran replied on Fri, Dec 29 2017 9:31 AM
beojeff:

Therefore, you might select a bridge for the Homeworks and use the Homeworks keypads. The Lutron keypads (wall or tabletop) are extremely easily mapped to any BLGW macros. You don't have to think of the keypads as "Lutron" as they actually become an interface for B&O. So rather think of them as a type of B&O remote.

Good explanation.

Sean I would stick with the Lutron keypads even if I didn’t have the full Lutron system.

With regards to cameras, I will be using Hikvision Dark Fire.

Most cameras should more or less be compatible since the BLGW supports cameras with H.264 stream.

Regards

Kiran

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Answered (Not Verified) perjar replied on Sun, Jun 17 2018 4:55 PM
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Hi Seanie,

 

I have built my home automation system on the z-wave technology, with a control center from Fibaro as the "brain". Most of my light switches and sensors are either from them or from Qubino.

I have built a few integrations to other systems using Raspberry Pi and Z-Uno which is a Z-wave capable Arduino controller.

Integration to heatpump: The heat pump has an API which allows to read temperatures etc which I use to present that data in the Control app. The Raspberry polls the API and reports that data to the z-wave controller.

Integration to alarm system; The security company has an API which allows me to read alarm status, room temperatures, doors opening and closing etc. This is also polled via a script on the Raspberry which is sent over to the z-wave controller.

And finally: An integration to the Beo4 remote, built on the Z-uno circuit which makes it possible  control the lights, and other z-wave things in the house from the Beo4. Very convenient to be able to do so from the comfort of my corner of the couch or from the dinner table. :-)

 

 

 

 

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Control 4 integrated MLGW a number of years ago. It is a simple plug-in. Put all your B&O and Matrix (which you can share with the non-B&O TVs) under the MLGW and Let C4 run it and ALL the rest under one interface. The main advantage is C4 can add mostly any brand of anything under its umbrella and run it like it owns it.

Your fear of the "closed system" is real if you have a sneaky installer. Make ownership of your program part of the contract so you can get anyone C4 tech to service your system. And they don't have to be in your home to troubleshoot it. 

BS9000, Essence, BeoLit12, MX4200, BL3000, BV11-55

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Seanie_230:

Hello all

Now I have moved house I want to think about having a smart interconnected home.

I currently have my BLGW not doing much since I moved house

I have an alarm connected to the smoke alarms in my new house, I started by thinking OK I will install nest protect as I already have one and then these will eventually talk to the nest thermostat eventually.

I posted on another forum about this and was recommended to look into texecom connect or puronix home control which will monitor alarm and cameras via an app

So in my home I have the below Systems or will have eventually

Bang and Olufsen

Security system

Smoke detectors

Lighting control (open to ideas but want control panels)

Blinds or curtain tracks

CCTV

Now I want integration to my BLGW

I want buttons on the walls to replace switches but not ripping walls apart

Maybe I want iPad control so I can have one or a screen in the hall or on table stands giving me control of my entire home at my fingertips

I want to be able to see stuff on my TV screen home control

I want when there is movement the camera appears on TV screens like in Beointergration manual

So million dollar question

How can this be done, Lutron?

I don’t want a closed system like control 4 which is installed and I am a dummy.

I am after ideas and some inspiration for a system I can build over a few years.

Sean

BLGW - Rekindling the love of ML

Radio Ra2 from Lutron will give you all of this..

Except the cameras.. that’s a little different... you’ll need the cameras to have a recognizable action when there is movement... the DoorBird does this... but it’s just in one location.
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Kiran replied on Sat, Aug 11 2018 1:54 PM
mjmedlo:

Except the cameras.. that’s a little different... you’ll need the cameras to have a recognizable action when there is movement... the DoorBird does this... but it’s just in one location.

What do you mean by one location?

One camera?

Regards

Kiran

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Kiran
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Kiran replied on Sat, Aug 11 2018 1:56 PM
poodleboy:

Control 4 integrated MLGW a number of years ago. It is a simple plug-in. Put all your B&O and Matrix (which you can share with the non-B&O TVs) under the MLGW and Let C4 run it and ALL the rest under one interface. The main advantage is C4 can add mostly any brand of anything under its umbrella and run it like it owns it.

Your fear of the "closed system" is real if you have a sneaky installer. Make ownership of your program part of the contract so you can get anyone C4 tech to service your system. And they don't have to be in your home to troubleshoot it.

BS9000, Essence, BeoLit12, MX4200, BL3000, BV11-55

I think being here in the first place shows us that we all want to be the installers lol...

Regards

Kiran

Born in NL; I ride ML

mjmedlo
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Kiran:

What do you mean by one location?

One camera? Regards

Kiran

Born in NL; I ride ML

Correct

One camera.. each camera can have programmable action (if the blgw supports it)

You jut load all of the commands as triggers for whatever action you want from the blgw.
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