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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Logitech Harmony One

Installer only or user configurable?
There’s obviously great attraction to a control system you can simply plug in and work with minutes later.  But realistically speaking that’s only going to work with a few control tasks and a few brands.  Perhaps that’s all you need.  Some systems work with familiar browser-based interfaces and other user-oriented programming tools.  If you’re relatively IT savvy and want to take the time, you really can program many of these systems yourself.  But for an elaborate whole-house system, you’ll want an experienced integrator who can help you plan the system, as well as program it and support it.

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