In the near future I may have the opportunity the renovate an 45 year old house. We, my family and I, are in the very first steps of it.
The following parts (controlling-relevant) have to be renewed:
- electric wire
- heat generation
- Shutters (some classic, some Rollershutter)
Because I’m a big fan and user of openHAB since 3 years, it’s absolutly clear to automate this project. I’ve figured out the following goals until now…
- automatic lighting
- less switches as possible
- small security (window / door control, unexpected movement, smoke and co2 detection)
- comfort features (blind control)
- heat control
- smart lighting
- ambient lighting
- Text to speech informations
My biggest question at this point is which technology would be fit best, or better which combination.
My thoughts until yet:
- KNX Wireing where it is possible
- KNX Sensors (Switches, Movement, Temperature, Lux)
- decentral KNX Actors
- Lighting with Hue
- zWave, where KNX isn’t possible (I use zWave already, but I’m a little bit afraid that the Stick is still the single point of failure, and its replacement isn’t easy).
I’ve often read about 24V DC for LED Lighting. Does it make sense to go with a seperate wireing for lighting?
I’m afraid from the financial impact, if I renew all the wiring…
Thank you for your input and ideas