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  • fmOzilla
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    Originally posted by jmaddox View Post
    You should start by asking yourself what your goals are. What do you want the system to do?

    Once you have a goal/problem. look at the technology and see what fits/provides a solution.

    In my case I'm a tinkerer. I looked around and decided I liked the aesthetics of zwave switches. I liked that there were a lot of zwave products from a large number of vendors. I bought a couple of switches, installed them, and gained a measure of comfort with the technology. I then set up a roadmap for expanding my system based on my ultimate goals. I wanted a guest to be able to walk in and use the system with little to no coaching. I prefer hard wired devices. I prefer local processing vs cloud based. I wanted my system to respond to alarm panel inputs as well as room occupancy. I wanted an integrated home audio system. I wanted to be able to remotely monitor and control heating/cooling/security/lighting. I also want my wiring to make sense and be able to swap a smart switch for a dumb one and have the load work as expected.

    If you're not sure what your goals are you could browse the forums for inspiration; look at what other folks have asked for help on. Browse the homeseer store and see if you discover a device that fills a need you never knew you had.
    Thanks for the reply

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  • jmaddox
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    You should start by asking yourself what your goals are. What do you want the system to do?

    Once you have a goal/problem. look at the technology and see what fits/provides a solution.

    In my case I'm a tinkerer. I looked around and decided I liked the aesthetics of zwave switches. I liked that there were a lot of zwave products from a large number of vendors. I bought a couple of switches, installed them, and gained a measure of comfort with the technology. I then set up a roadmap for expanding my system based on my ultimate goals. I wanted a guest to be able to walk in and use the system with little to no coaching. I prefer hard wired devices. I prefer local processing vs cloud based. I wanted my system to respond to alarm panel inputs as well as room occupancy. I wanted an integrated home audio system. I wanted to be able to remotely monitor and control heating/cooling/security/lighting. I also want my wiring to make sense and be able to swap a smart switch for a dumb one and have the load work as expected.

    If you're not sure what your goals are you could browse the forums for inspiration; look at what other folks have asked for help on. Browse the homeseer store and see if you discover a device that fills a need you never knew you had.

    Leave a comment:


  • fmOzilla
    started a topic Design a Home

    Design a Home

    Hi, I'm totally New to this software And I need to do full design for one house. I tried on Youtube I didn't get much videos about designs and things. Can someone please point me for basic things?

    Design for home (3-4 rooms)


    Thank You
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