Style, platform, scalability and cost are just some of the issues to think about when planning your home control system.
Needs
Scalability
Savant Remote with IPad Control
Platforms
Vantage Control Panel
Crestron Symbiant Interface By Bri-Tech
Wired Of Wireless
Logitech Harmony One
9 IRemote Niles
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Platforms

Which control medium is right for you?
Home control systems send commands through a transmission medium.  Some, like Zigbee and Z-Wave, use radio waves and are wireless.  Others use your already-installed home electrical or phone wiring.  The most elaborate (and reliable) systems use Ethernet cable installed throughout the house.  If you’re building a new home, consider structured Ethernet wiring for your home control.  If you want the easiest way into the game, think a wireless or power/phone line medium.

URC’s Total Control system uses IP over Cat5 wire to operate audio, security and lighting in a house.

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