New to C-bus, worth giving a go by myself?

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    N.W.B

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    Hi all, I am building a new house and have been doing extensive research on home automation. I cant even recall how many hours iv spent trying to find a complete package system. so much out there now but all appear to be designed for the retrofit market. So far C-bus appears to be the most robust and relatively accessible for parts system i can find. So my question is... Would C-bus be a advisable solution for a non experienced user/installer.

    Some things i would like to achieve with C-bus are:

    Gate automation
    Light control
    C-bus system accessible via smart phone
    Curtain control
    analogue/digital inputs
    Ducted A/C control Daikin
    home security alarm


    Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks a lot.
     
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    NickD Moderator

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    In general... everyone has to start somewhere and C-Bus is not too difficult.

    A few questions

    1) What is your background? If you've done any kind of programming before then the basics should not be a problem. If you want to use one of the Automation Controllers, some more advanced concepts apply, but nothing you can't teach yourself if you're so inclined. Also if you're not a licensed electrician you can't install it yourself.

    2) Where are you located? Some of the things you want to do are made easier in Australia/New Zealand because there are better 3rd party integrations available.

    Nick
     
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    N.W.B

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    Thanks for the reply NickD.

    Very little background in programming but I’m not afraid to jump in the deep in and teach myself. Wouldn’t mind doing a C-Bus course but can’t seem to find any in Nz any time soon

    I’m located in Nz. Iv look at many different smart devices and systems but I like the idea of having everything din mounted in the one location. KNX would be ideal but difficult to get parts.

    And Yes I am a qualified electrician.
     
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