I am noticing a lot of changes in Home Automation / Security and with me coming over to Hubitat from Smartthings, I figure now would be a good time to do a sanity check, what I have working so far, what I Need to work on, and where I am trying to go with this...
The hardware already configured.
3 each Zooz Zen22 and Zen27 dimmers.
15 Iris v1 contact sensors. 1 each at every entry point except for.
2 Iris v2 contact sensors at the remaining entry points.
10 Iris v2 motion sensors.
GE Ceiling fan controller
2 @ Nutone Zwave 15 amp switches. These handle higher loads than most, for my workshop lighting, and kitchen flourescent fixtures that have been converted to LED.
4@ Utilitech 100db sirens. Someone triggers an alarm it's going to get attention.
16 Sylvania I believe is the MFG, "Lightify" bulbs
2@ Iris v2 smart outlets
10 @ Ikea Tradfri Smart plugs.
5 currently working, or being installed Hampton Bay (King of Fans) zigbee ceiling fan / light controllers. 1 for each bedroom, 1 for the kitchen.
6 Amazon Echo Dots
Amazon Echo full size
Fire Edition TV with Alexa enabled remote. Guest room TV
3 @ 202 model Fire sticks with Alexa enabled remotes. Master suite, Kids room / nursery TV, and of course LIving room TV
Not yet configured, but items I need to give serious through to how to integrate into Hubitat. And I might not get anywhere as the vendor may not have it compatible but here goes.
2 @ Ring Spotlight Cam wired. I want access to the lights, and sirens from within HE IF possible.
Ring Floodlight cam. The one that mounts in an old school style round box and is hard wired to the mains. Same as the spotlight cams above.
Related to, but not particularly useful to HE is my Ring Chime, and Ring Chime Pro. They came as parts of bundles, but basically extended doorbell chimes, one with built in WiFi extender. May put the Chime Pro / extender in the garage to get WiFi to the garage camera better.
Iris v2 keypad. Need batteries and to integrate this.
I have 2 Wyze cam 3s on order but they seem to be taking forever to ship and are VERY unresponsive / hard to get a hold of for customer support / status updates on shipping. I am seriously considering cancelling my order but kind of want these items. Might have to go through Amazon to get them...
I have about 5 extra Iris v1 contact sensors that I want to keep workable as in inventory spares, HOWEVER, I am a woodworker, and I am building a lockable conbination liquor cabinet / china cabinet. We occasionally have guests in our home that are not of age or responsibility to have access to liquor and have a history of letting their fingers to the walking when they see it. (teenagers).
Future expansion plans are...
I have 6 light circuits that are using Smart Bulbs right now, I want to migrate to switches. They are 3 that need dimmers, and 3 that don't need, or can't use dimmers. The non dimmers are Driveway lights, Front porch lights, and guest bathroom fan / light. The 3 that do need dimmers are. guest bathroom, laundry room, and front bedroom walk in closet. Since I am familiar with them, I am planning on going with the Zooz Zen22 for the dimmers, and the Nutone NWS15Z Zwave 15 amp wall switch, overkill, but they work, and are easy to include / exclude etc... I like em.
I have a total of 7 ceiling fans / light combos in the house. The living room is handled by separate switches, everything else though is handled by a single switch thus the Hampton Bay controllers, and 1 not yet controlled fan. I would like to eventually swap over to a good in wall controller so as to preclude anyone from accidentally turning off my fan / lights and keeping it from responding to automations. For now the Decora switches are literally taped into the on position using packing tape.
I am wanting 4 smart outlets in weatherproof boxes outside. If the boxes will provide the weather protection I need I would seriously consider staying with Zooz and just going with a non dimmer Zwave plus switch. HOWEVER, the outlets need to carry current loads for items like an electric hedge trimmer, weed eater etc... Not sure if smart switches are such a great idea...
Smart control for LED surround / backlighting in bathrooms behind mirror frames, and behind the flat screen TVs of which we have 4.
I am wanting leak detectors, but not sure where to even start with those. 3 for each bathroom. To cover under each sink, and to cover behind / next to the toilet / between toilet and shower. Plus leak detector for under the kitchen sink, and at the washing machine in the laundry.
Automated sprinkler system. This one is a toughie, but I want some sort of smart valve controller for a pending in ground sprinkler system. And here is where I am probably wanting what doesn't exist yet. I am thinking I need some sort of moisture sensor for the ground, NWS forecast input, and some way to automate input from watering bans. The idea being, fi the ground is already soaked, the NWS is calling for rain within the day, OR a watering ban is in place by my local authorities, DO NOT run the sprinkler system.
I am already implementing motion and mode lighting automations, and going through the tutorials on Safety Monitor.
I want to be able to set up the Iris keypad to arm / disarm the system and set it to home or away modes.
I am pretty sure it would require IFTTT but I would like the mode changes from the keypad, or honestly from anywhere in my Hubitat deployment to be able to turn on Alexa guard, likewise I want to be able to when I set Alexa guard to away it sets the system to away / armed. I do NOT however want ANY voice interaction with disarming the system.
I am wanting to be able to control the various vents throughout the house via the system. Not something that happens all the time, but for example, We have a 4 bedroom house, one BR is a home office, one is a guest room, one is the master bedroom, and one is where we are praying we can fill with a little one. Not sure baby monitors are even a good idea IOT wise, but I want to make sure any monitors won't interfere with the system. Anyway, The nursery and guest room don't need the same airflow as the other rooms until they get used. The living room / kitchen / laundry room should be throttled back during sleep hours as they don't need AC / Heat nearly as much as the bedrooms. And then during the day the Master suite should be throttled back and center part of the house more airflow etc...
So that's my thoughts. What did I miss? Am I aiming for a unicorn?