So in Feb 2018 Iris went away, so my system was replaced with an ADT Smartthings dual branded hub, and sensors. I never got rid of my V1 or V2 Iris stuff, just couldn't part with it. But now my contact sensors, security hub / keypad etc... are being killed off by the MFG, and I needed somewhere to go that wasn't going to get bored with supporting a product and shoot their customers in the head.
From my research it looks like with the equipment I already have, and the requirement to not be left a home security and automation orphan in another 2 to 3 years,
So I am needing to replace monitored security and home automation. I have the following equipment.
2 Iris V2 contact sensors.
16 Iris V2 motion sensors.
16 Iris V1 Door and Window contact sensors.
1 Iris V3 smart outlet.
10 Ikea Tradfri smart oulets.
4 Iris V1 outdoor cameras. These are probably unusable but who knows?
6 Zooz Zen21 Zwave switches.
6 Zooz Zen27 Zwave switches.
1 GE 3 speed ceiling fan switch.
1 Honeywell (I believe) Zwave switch, 600w no dimmer. This is for my garage lights.
Not sure how many off hand, but Phillips Smart+ Zigbee smart bulbs I think I have 24 left. Replacing with switches as I go along.
4 King of Fans Zigbee ceiling fan and light combination controller.
6 Echo Dots. 1 Echo, 1 Fire Edition TV, and 2 FireTV sticks with Alexa remotes. You get the Alexa idea...
3 Utilitech Sirens. I beleive these were Zwave.
2 Ring Spotlight camera wireds.
1 ring floodlight camera.
1 Ring Video Doorbell 2.
So I have a LOT to figure out.
#1. Setup of the hub. I assume there is a getting started guide in the box.
#2. Setting up / pairing the devices. Again making a big assumption here. I discussed the devices with Hubitat prior to making my purchase decision, but still concerned about the King of Fans controllers. Hopefully they will work. Any advice on any of my hardware to make it happy with Hubitat?
#3. Setting up rules, policies, routines or whatever Hubitat calls it. I want to be able for say the motion sensor in the master bathroom to turn the light on when it detects motion, BUT if it is after say 11:00 P.M. only bring the lights up to 30% intensity. Or if an alarm goes off, turn on all lights including lights on the Ring devices, and activate the sirens, and the sirens on the ring devices, and call out wherever. Me, Police, my crazy brother in law whatever...
Tie in Alexa for voice control.
Have an available arm / disarm keypad / control panel so that the pet sitter can come in, feed and walk the dog while I am on travel.
I was not able to get all of that in with Smartthings, most notably Ring device integration was incredibly poor. I suspect the same here because, well Ring...
So now that I have laid it all out, can you recommend any given articles, tutorials or documentation on getting this done?
Are there good reliable alarm monitoring services that are reasonably priced? I get an insurance discount for monitored security...