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New to home automation looking to get started



Is there any general articles out there that explain what is involved and what is needed for a newbie to get going.

I am not looking to start with anything complicated just want to be able to try the idea out, e.g. What would I need to control a light switch from my PC as I think that would be a good start for me.

I am thinking of going with the HomeSeer software as there is a plugin for this which works with the Sonos audio equipment which I have so that would be handy also



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Hi, I would suggest you take a look at www.automatedhome.co.uk for lots of interesting articles. Also visit www.letsautomate.co.uk as they have some X10 animations that might be helpful. Homeseer is a great piece of software which is very versatile. Simple systems to look at are X10 and Zwave while lots if the guys at the UKHA yahoo group favour Cbus.

Hope this helps.


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