[clug] Home Automation

Alastair D'Silva alastair at newmillennium.net.au
Sat Jul 2 02:20:28 MDT 2011

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> From: linux-bounces at lists.samba.org [mailto:linux-
> bounces at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Anshul Gupta
> Sent: Saturday, 2 July 2011 4:18 PM
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> Subject: [clug] Home Automation
> Hello All,
> A few years back at the LCA, somebody presented on home automation.
> Does anyone have the link to that presentation or video?
> I will be building in Canberra and I am in process of exploring various
> options. Any links, pointers etc will be helpful.

I'm running X10 in my current home. Stay away from it, its 1970s tech and it

I'm currently evaluating some Zigbee gear for my next house, which is pretty
cool. Its fast, secure, and can report state - pretty much the opposite of

It's cheap too - 3 way glass touch switches are less than $40 each:

I can bring the gateway and a 3 way glass switch to the next Make, Hack,
Void meeting on Tuesday if you're interested in playing with it.

Alastair D'Silva           mob: 0423 762 819
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