Home Automation Feature List
This list is largely derived from Mark Jacobs.
- Wire runs / locations
- Equipment comp / audio / video (surge speakers / in-outdoor).
This is a service which calls on our expertise in connectivity
as well as familiarity with Internet, LAN, computers, audio,
video and security systems, with no monetary outlay beyond
business card and advertising. This could be a franchise in
its own right where we are a training, reference and advisory
resource for the franchised consultant.
This areas is a blank slate. Our home environment is a collection of
disparate systems and methods: HVAC, audio, video, messaging,
monitoring, scheduling, authorizing, notification, entertainment,
telephony, menus, chores, record keeping, bar code based inventory
and shopping lists, and so on. An effort to pull all of these
functions together into an interactive personalized database
which could be managed from the PC, Internet, Palm Pilot, Cybiko,
telephone, touch terminal on the wall or even the TV, seems to be
a wide open yet attainable goal. Each of the items in the
preceding lists are a discussion in their own right, trying to
organize / personalize them is where I see the largest void.
- garage door
- heat / air conditioning
- lawn water / mow
- property access (people, pets, delivery)
- Programming web based control of light, schedule, communication
- Equipment shutdown (thunderstorm, etc.)
- News TV
- Animal water / feeding (fish, dog, cats)
- Wireless palm interaction / Cybiko
- Telephone speech input / output (IVR), caller ID (display, history)
- Proxy firewall, ssh, VPN
- Remote access: files, mail, cameras, frontdoor.
- Local home page hosting
- Dynamic DNS scripting to keep site current.
- Cable pulling.
- Cable terminating.
- Cable testing.
- Net: cat 5/6
- Audio: speaker / coax
- Video: rg6qs, cable / antenna / dish
- Telephony: cat 5 minimum
- Fiber: future
- Security motion / door / window / driveway
- Cable custom / standard bundle building
- Our use
- Resale to other wire pullers
- Home run to central equipment room