* Posts by Kristoff

5 publicly visible posts • joined 13 Apr 2012

The Hardware Hacker's Guide to Home Automation


Re: Remember,,,

Agree 100%. The system price needs to be kept under £100 for the whole lot. There are some commercial solutions mentioned here that are extremely expensive once you've purchased all the hardware.


Re: Slowly creeping in

Far too pricey and complex!! There are many cheaper and easier to use solutions out there. Problem still remains the human element to keep an eye on things 24/7


Re: C4's "Home of the future"

Avg home robbery is over in less than 10 mins I believe. So perhaps if you're online you could watch them nick your property and turn some lights on!!

Monitored alarms and decent locks are what is needed. Not turning lights or sirens manually on