Home Automation for Beginners
Over the last few months we highlighted Home Automation companies that were on the high end side. While these system are what we all dream of, almost all of us can’t afford them. However, there is no reason that we can’t have a fully functional home automation system without breaking the bank. When we read an article at Electronic House entitled Home Automation FAQs for Beginners we thought it would be a good idea to talk a bit about Home Automation for beginners.
According to the author, Julie Jacobson the most popular systems installed in homes are:
The systems we highlighted previously are quite expensive! However, you can get started for a less than $500 and gradually work your way up. The important thing here is you have to get started. Ara’s is into it for about $2500 and that includes the remote speakers for the whole house audio. The plans Ara has to finish it out will bring the final cost up to about $3000 when its all said and done.
Examples of Home Automation Use
From the article:
The key here is that you have to start someplace. Start simple with a few lights a motion sensor and a thermostat. Build from there. Its our opinion that you should also have a PC to run your system. This is where the real power comes. You can build elaborate macros, triggers, and scenes.
Posted by The HT Guys, September 9, 2010 10:54 PM
About The HT GuysThe HT Guys, Ara Derderian and Braden Russell, are Engineers who formerly worked for the Advanced Digital Systems Group (ADSG) of Sony Pictures Entertainment. ADSG was the R&D unit of the sound department producing products for movie theaters and movie studios.
Two of the products they worked on include the DCP-1000 and DADR-5000. The DCP is a digital cinema processor used in movie theaters around the world. The DADR-5000 is a disk-based audio dubber used on Hollywood sound stages.
ADSG was awarded a Technical Academy Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2000 for the development of the DADR-5000. Ara holds three patents for his development work in Digital Cinema and Digital Audio Recording.
Every week they put together a podcast about High Definition TV and Home Theater. Each episode brings news from the A/V world, helpful product reviews and insights and help in demystifying and simplifying HDTV and home theater.