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  1. This is a modest amount of Control4 lighting for a 5100 ft2 house, so on a cost benefit basis I would be inclined to go with wireless line of lighting products vs panelized. Feel free to PM.
  2. If this is a new home and the majority of lighting will be controlled via keypads, then it makes sense to do a panelized system from the beginning rather than hiding dimmers all over the house. And likely somewhat cheaper.
  3. JAP and MoIP will price out at very similar levels compared to traditional video matrix.
  4. 1. Nothing wrong with Unifi network gear BUT it does not play nice with Control4 (that is why it is on Control4's do not use list). I have many clients using the Ubiquiti Wifi product line with ZERO issues. The issues come in primarily with the switches / routers. If you are prepared to spend the time rolling up your sleeves with your dealer to get the right settings in place, it will likely work (billable work). I went through this exercise with a client recently. The SnapAV / Araknis networking gear with possible exception of their WAPs (personal preference) is light years easier to configure, brilliant remote management and totally accessible to a tech-savvy client. The importance of having the dealer install, or at least configure, and therefore trust the network cannot be over-emphasized. This is not to say full control cannot be enabled for the right client. 2. What @Cyknight said about Control4 video matrix. I do think the SnapAV MoiP has big potential but does require a dealer with really good networking knowledge (only a few of those around -)) The importance of good support for video distribution cannot be over-emphasized.
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    Try deleting your home system from the app and then enter it again
  6. Actually the recommendation from @Cyknight was a CA-1 which is less expensive than an EA-1 but still more expensive than an HC-250. "Longer useful life" and continued support in future Control4 OS upgrades would be your main factors.
  7. Good point about CA-1 but more expensive and definitely more reliable.
  8. You can use a Wifi / Serial device - Global Cache is a popular choice.
  9. You can change your dealer to your remote programmer of choice at any time and then change back to your regular dealer. Your dealer of record will not be informed if you change or for that matter change back.
  10. Given the trivial cost of USB storage, there is only downside to using HC1000 in terms of hardware failure and inability to upgrade. And the time to restore / recover when it does die.
  11. This "typical response" would amount to dealers, including this dealer, saying your approach is a not a good idea. It'a nothing to do with a lack of skills.
  12. Why do you want to keep the HC1000 at all? It would be far more efficient to store music files on a USB drive connected to HC800 or NAS. And it would also likely be far more reliable and less prone to data loss given the age of HC1000 hardware. Let alone the fact that you will not be able to upgrade to contemporary versions of Control4 OS with an HC1000 in your project.
  13. Have successfully added Lilin, Control4 DS2 and Doorbird cameras to Hikvision NVR using ONVIF. Quite easy.
  14. The changes are likely too small to warrant a "bid". It should take an hour or so depending on how many cameras and the Dahua
  15. I think the expectation is most potential customers would be consulting with one or two dealers who would provide this. And of course there is this forum