So, now you know all the gadgets you’d like to integrate into your home automation project – what’s next?
Choosing a Home Control System
You’ve got a lot of options, when it comes to home control. Before you choose between HAL2000, Control4 or Mi Casa Verde, decide whether you want to coordinate your smart appliances using X10, Zigbee, or another home control protocol. Check out these resources for additional information:
In general, you’ll need to research to find pricing and availability for all the gadgets you identified in Phase One. Keep track of your favorite gadgets, and whether they’re within your budget. If the device you want is within your budget, make note of the protocols with which it is compatible. You’ll need to choose a control system that’s compatible with your favorite gadgets. Common controllers, and their protocols, are below:
Mi Casa Verde: Z-wave