There has been a steady stream of UPS and FedEx trucks rolling in and out of our driveway over the past few weeks. What have they been bringing, but my automation equipment! I had the perfect opportunity to get everything organized this weekend. My sister and her husband (yes… still seems weird to say that) came home for a visit and along with Andrew being a supercool guy, he’s also an overly detail oriented (just like myself) accountant who is the absolute perfect guy for a job like this. We sorted everything from the dozen or so boxes into one bunch that will make sense for the electrician and everyone else who has to deal with this stuff.
Along the way we took a few pictures, and put electricity to a few parts to check out how they work.
On the left HAI OmniPro II control processor, and the enclosure/circuit board to the right a remote expansion enclosure to control inputs/outputs at a location far away from the main control processor.
The OmniPro is the brains behind everything and will let me control all the automation gear below and much, much more.
From the top left around clockwise you can see the OmniPro II control processor sitting in one of 3 Leviton 42″ Structured Media Cabinets I’ll have recessed into the walls of the media room. The top 30+ boxes are the various UPB switches that will control the lighting, fans, etc., down to the bottom right electronic door strikes and access control, keypads, and up towards the middle thermostats. There’s a lot of gear sitting here waiting for the roof to get tightened up before we attacked the electrical.
All the following wiring was also ordered on Friday from Inlution Integrated Technology Solutions
- 1000 feet 14/2 CL2 Rated In-wall Stranded Loudspeaker Cable, color white
- 500 feet 16/4 CL2 Rated In-wall Stranded Low-Voltage Control Cable, color white
- 500 feet 18/2 CL2 Rated In-wall Stranded Low-Voltage Control Cable, shielded, color white
- 500 feet 22/2 CL2 Rated In-wall Stranded Low-Voltage Control Cable, shielded, color white
- 1500 feet 22/4 CL2 Rated In-wall Stranded Security Cable, color gray
- 2000 feet CAT5E UTP Solid Ethernet Cable, color blue
- 1000 feet CAT5E UTP Solid Ethernet Cable, color white
There’s still a few more pieces to come in the mail, but for the most part this is the backbone of the major automation systems that will be used in the house. If anyone is interested in more details please just leave a comment and I can describe everything much further.
Also getting to the point where I’m looking for anyone with a bit of skill/time willing to help pull some low-voltage wiring. Come be a part of some crazy interesting technology that will really make an incredible difference!