My home set-up has been developed over a few years, some of which before Hubitat was introduced. During this time, I have introduced a number (too many really!) different architectures and manufacturers to address different requirements and been swayed by discounts in price.
The end result is that I have a myriad of devices managed by different Apps with links to various automation devices. This has got to the stage that I have had to document them to ensure I don't waste time trying to fault find in the wrong app!
I have also learned to resist price discounts now and focus on a more rigid set of architectural principles. These can be grouped by:
- Voice control - Amazon Alexa
- Internal & External Fixed lighting - Phillips Hue, connected to Hue Hub
- Internal Motion Sensors - Phillips Hue, connected to Hubitat
- External Motion Sensors - Phillips Hue, connected to Hubitat
- Non-fixed Lamps (e.g. Table lamps) - Smart plugs, Tuya, automation via Alexa
- Outside lights not attached to the house - various manufactures but all wifi due to the improved range, automated via Alexa
- Temp Sensors - Lumi
- Light Strips - Lidl, connected to Phillips Hue hub
Do any of you have the same concept and are your decisions similar?
With regard to documentation, I use the notes field in RM to document the automation rules but have also created a Smart Home Asset Log, attached. (L - Linked, M - Managed)
Can others share their documentation styles?