We recently purchased a home with an older Elan G! system that is fully integrated with the alarm system (needs upgraded), surveillance system (needs upgraded), Lutron RA2 lighting, 3 HVAC systems, and a full AV switching with multiple sources, 8 zones of audio hanging off of 2 SpeakerCraft amps and 6 TVs. There have been some upgrades including a Binary 8x8 HDMI switcher w/HDBase T and a Home Theater system as well.
The whole system is great and was very high end at the time, but it is showing its age and I really don't want to be beholden to the dealer for changes and upgrades. And am not sure I'm up for the thousands of dollars I'm expecting they will quote me for an new alarm and controller upgrade.
Since I am technically inclined (been in IT for years and have done upper mid to high end home and car audio for years), I am thinking about rolling my own to replace everything. I know I will have to do some piecemeal, but would like to make everything as integrated looking and easy to use for my decidedly non-tech minded wife. I have looked at the Konnected. io alarm system that integrates with the Elevation, as a replacement for the alarm and am leaning that direction when they finally release the Pro version that is in pre-order status.
While I need to replace all of the control structure in the system, my focus right now is a replacement surveillance system. The old system has several analog cameras that I would rather not replace, but will if necessary. Any thoughts/suggestions/ideas would be greatly appreciated.
We do NOT plan on having any Google or Alexa integration, but will control everything from tablets and phones.
Any suggestions for the alarm, surveillance, HVAC, audio and video would be greatly appreciated. I want to take my time on this one and do it right.
Jim in Washington