An idea of a system


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First I'm a newbie to all the HA business, but since I was a little boy, a proud geek. I've decided being a pc/network technician with programming skills and kind of bored doing the same old, to change my profession slowly to HA.
Also because I always was a DIY guy.

Now I want to put up a system of different parts and combine them into a single system. It should, if possible be locally attached, so it doesn't speak with any company and my data stays home. Also because I want to program an App that controls the whole system at the end. That's why I try to relay on open source. So if you don't get bored reading, I'd really love some replies to parts of the idea or the whole system. Especially since it's my first post here.

So let's start.

! Basic Settings !


1 Hallway, no window
3 Bedrooms, each 1 window total of 3 windows
1 Living Room, 2 windows
1 Kitchen , 1 window
1 Bathroom, 1 window, but no shades needed.

Each room will have a wall mounted Android Tablet running my App. No light switches will be installed. The cost difference for a good switch, to an Android tablet is not that high and with a tablet you have much more possibilities.

Each room has different LED Bulbs controlled by Z-Wave controller, see Lighting.

Each door will have 2 motion detectors, 1 at the inside and one on the outside, to differentiate if a door is closed or if somebody moved through, see Sensors.

In the master bedroom and living room will be RGBW LEDs installed, as light effect, see Lighting.

1. Video Surveillance.

I'd like to use Zoneminder as it gives me the possibility to use a variety of different camera types which I can access over a web front end and integrate it in a app which controls the whole system. It supports x.10 and motion detection.
Free (see Backplane for Server costs)


Instar IN-6012HD WLAN
1 Camera 179.50$, 2 Set 350.90$, 3 Set 524.10$
German Store
1 Camera 159.99€, 2 Set 311.99€, 3 Set 465.99€
I'll need 5 cameras. 875$

Instar IN-7011HD WLAN Pan & Tilt Outdoor Dome Camera
1 Camera 336.29$, 2 Set 661,31$
German Store
1 Camera 299.99€, 2 Set 588.00€
I'll need 2 of these. 661.31$

Please suggest other cameras with prices and link! They are good, but expensive.

2. Telephony

Gonna be a Asterisk server for my landline, which also supports video telephony. Through SIP I can use also any mobile os and excepting any call to my landline through my smartphone. And be able to build my own video conference with unlimited software based users (users are limited by the hardware configuration, see Server)
Free (see Backplane for Server costs)

3. Audio

I'm planning a sound system with Hubs for:
a) Media Center Hub Atmos, which supports cable bound passive speakers, wireless active speakers, either over wifi or rf. Don't like to use Bluetooth.
The hub should support Dolby Atmos, an integrated webradio, UPnP, multiple digital inputs for tv etc. and should be able to be integrated with existing audio equipment.

b) Party Room Hub, a standard audio player but with 1000W output for speakers and multiple channels for different speaker sets.
c) Multiroom Hub, a stereo hub to connect groups of speakers through a Room Controller (see next). Supporting the possibility to control each Room Controller separate, group them or control all of them (needed for a house party for example). Through integrated web radio or connected NAS/PC, stream music to each Room Controller or group.
Through motion detection, also recognize where somebody is and let the music follow him automatically.

d) Room Controller, connect active speakers directly or passive speakers through a build in amplifier via wifi or Ethernet to the Multiroom Hub. Bluetooth and build in microphone should be used to pair with cell as hands free to talk freely in the room.
Also if possible have a noise canceling algorithm, so the system understands commands while playing music.
Each Hub by itself will also work as Room Controller, so you could also chain them.
Prices will be edited once I designed the system. Also the speakers are by choice and must be calculated extra.
4. Voice Recognition

I'm planning on using CMU Sphinx and want through the integrated mics in the room controllers be able to control the system.

Free (see Backplane for Server costs)

5. Central Hub

I like to give openHAB a try as central hub, since it supports a variety of different devices and protocols. Important for me is the support for Asterisk, Daikin Air Conditioning and Samsung Tv. Connected to Z-Wave by the Z-Wave.Me UZBWAY
This if possible should run on an Intel Edison, if not NUC or on the server. Has to be tested. Will edit price once I got everything running.
UZB ~50$

6. Lights
NEWSTYLE Waterproof IP65 RGBW LED Strip Lights 5050 SMD RGB Cool white Mixed Color LED Strip Lighting 5M 300LEDs LED Roll
I'll need 4 of these for 2 ceiling effects makes 75.92$.

E-accexpert® 10m RGBW Extension Cable Line 5 Color for RGBW LED Strip 5050 ribbon rgb Warm White Cord 5pin Wire 33ft
I'll need 2 of these for 2 ceiling effects makes 59.96.

Fibaro Z-Wave RGBW Controller Model FGRGB-101
And 2 of these for 2 ceiling effects makes 139.96$.

2 ceiling effects make 275.84$.

Aeon Labs Aeotec DSC27103-ZWUS Z-Wave Micro Illuminator In-Wall Light Dimmer
I'll need 9 of these (master bed and living room need 2), makes 343.26$.

7. Sensors

Fibaro Z-Wave Motion Sensor
I'll need 9, this makes 539.91$.
1 in each room and 2 outside in try a place with ceiling.

FIBARO z-wave flood sensor.
I'll need 2, makes 119.98$.
1 in the basement and 1 in the bathroom.

First Alert Z-Wave Combination Photoelectric Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm
I'll need 9, makes 359.73$.
1 in each room and 2 in the basement.
8. Air Conditioner
With the KKRP01A Online Controller many Daikin Air Conditioners can be controlled see if yours supported here
9. Window Covering
Discount Motorized Roller Shades

Starting at 287.75$
Mine will be 6 pcs. at 60" x 48" for 2453.85$ which makes 408.98$ a piece

Fibaro Roller Shutter 2
6 x 69.99$ = 419.94$

I need 1 in each of the 3 bedrooms, 1 in the kitchen and 2 in the living room.

Very expensive almost 3,000$ for window covering!!! So I would like if possible (further research needed), buy shades and modify them with a electro motor and maybe a Arduino Shield, to connect them.

10. Heating
Danfoss Living Connect Z radiatorthermostat RA&K (LC-13)
74.07$ (66€)
I'll need 8, makes 592.56$.
1 in each room, except living room needs 2.
11. Backplane
Thinkmate RAX XF2-1130V3-SH

Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1220 v3 3.10GHz 8MB Cache (80W)
Intel® C222 Chipset - Dual Intel® Gigabit Ethernet
2 x 8GB PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 Unbuffered ECC
Thinkmate® RAX-1302-SH 1U Chassis - 2x Fixed SATA/SAS - 350W Single Power
2.0TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM - 3.5" - Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T2V2 Dual Port (2x RJ-45)
APC Smart-UPS 1000VA LCD 120V - 2U Rackmount
No Windows Operating System (Hardware Warranty Only, No Software Support)
Thinkmate® Three Year Warranty with Advanced Parts Replacement and RSL

Netgear Nighthawk x6 R8000
Netgear ProSafe 8Pt Gb PoE Smart
Z-Wave Repeater:
2 x Aeon Labs Aeotec Z-Wave Range Extender/Repeater (DSD37-ZWUS)
2x 25$ = 50$
Standard Cat6 cables

12. Miscellaneous Expanses

Count some extra costs for plugs, etc. because always something is missing.

13. Costs

1. 875.00$ + 661.31$ = 1536.31$
2. Free
3. Not determined yet.
4. Free
5. 50.00$
6. 275.84$ + 343.26$ = 619.10$
7. 539.91$ + 119.98$ + 359.73$ = 1,019.62$
8. 300$ (plus the air conditioner)
9. 2453.85$ + 419.94$ = 2,873.79$
10. 592.56$
11. 1994.00$ + 280.00$ + 184.00$ + 50$ = 2,508.00$
12. 100.00$

13. Total System Costs

!!! 9,599.38$ !!!


I know there is still work to be done, but before I move ahead I would like to hear your suggestions.

How I have the configuration planned, I gonna post later on. Also any changes or future developments will be posted here so stay tuned and please replay.

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