I am putting together a system with a EufyCam2 integrated into HomeKit bridged to Hubitat Elevation via HOOBS on a Pi. The only option for integration supported by the EufyCam2 is HomeKit thus the need for HOOBS.
When motion is detected I will fire off chimes on three different AeoTec Siren 6s, one chime at each of two doors and one inside. I want to trigger different chime sounds depending on which camera is triggered. I want to add a panic button to activate a siren sound rather than a chime sound. I want to turn on (plugged in) lamps in the house when motion is triggered. I want to turn on lights in the back screened porch if the back camera triggers; these lights are currently controlled by a typical wall switch so those lights should either come on via the switch or an automation. I want to disable that automation when I choose to be in the porch at night. Can all this be done via Hubitat?
I will have the EufyCam2 Homebase 2, the Hubitat Elevation, the HOOBS Pi, and the cable modem all plugged into the same Ethernet switch (no Wi-Fi)
It seems I should use Apple Home as little as possible for this design and use Hubitat connected devices rather than Apple HomeKit devices. Correct?
I can manage the EufyCam2 with the EufyCam iPhone app. Can I manage everything else with Hubitat?
What could I do on Hubitat with respect to the EufyCam2 other than connect its motion sensor triggers into Hubitat? Could I see the camera’s motion detected snapshots? Could I see live video? Could I carry on two way audio?
Is there any reason I need a HomeKit Hub? I don’t need remote access to the HomeKit part of the system and I don’t think I need to do any HomeKit automations so am guessing I don’t need a HomeKit hub.
Other than for configuration or status checking is there any reason I need Wi-Fi? I typically do not have Wi-Fi running at night. Do all the Hubitat devices connect with a non-Wi-Fi wireless technology without relying on Wi-Fi access to my router?
What wireless technology is used for Hubitat connected devices, i.e. the Aeotec Siren 6, and the yet to be selected/procured parts: panic button, 110v outlet plugins, wall switch for the back porch lights?
Is there a device to manage Hubitat other than using an app on my iPhone, e.g. my Mac, or even a Hubitat specific control panel?