I’m a new OH user and am beginning to plan out what sort of devices I want to implement and would love any feedback from the community on their experiences and choices.
I don’t foresee a very complex home automation setup but would love the option to expand. I think right at the beginning I only intend to do temp and light control, with a possible garage door integration in the med/long term.
For the temp control I am leaning towards two Nest Thermostats since I already own two Nest Cameras.
For lighting I’m still somewhat undecided on implementation. I think at first I want to only have the main family room and kitchen can lights controlled. I don’t really have an interest in color options, just plain white light On/Off control and dimming. Following some brief research I feel like to do this one could have dumb bulbs and smart switches OR smart bulbs.
I am leaning towards smart switches, perhaps something along these lines. Any one with experience using this dimmer product?
Any suggestions for garage door integration? What about z-wave as a bridge? Do you think it would be hard to expand the lighting to the whole house if I wanted( Max 12 switches and possibly 5 outlets)?
Thank you in advance for any advice,