How big is your system (Sensors,Switches ect)
I have 25 ZWave devices: Power monitor, motion sensors, switches, siren, Water sensor, hand-held remotes, Garage door Openers and Sensors. I also hooked up my 3 networked Onkyo AV receivers.
How long have you been working on your setup
A little over 1 year.
How many lines of code run your rules (Total Lines of all files)
Around 600 lines. The biggest chunks of code are scenes for my AV equipment which I can control via my 3 Amazon Echo Dot’s or using the remote controls. I’m sure it could be streamlined a lot.
Whats the best feature your system has
We have a Aquatic turtle, the lights in the tank go on and off automatically. We also have a TV mounted to the back of the tank and send videos from YouTube to it. My wife also is prone to leaving the doors that open into the basking area open by mistake and we had the turtle jump out (it’s 5’ up). So now I have a sensor on it that sounds a siren if it’s left open too long!
What are you adding or doing next
I have been experimenting with automating streaming YouTube videos to the turtle tank’s Chromecast. I also have IP cameras and might do some integration with them in the future. I also have some Alexa controlled Wifi switches that I want to integrate plus a Broadlink IR transmitter to control our Mini-Split HVAC that I haven’t done much with.
Does everyone in your house like your system
Yes very much so although my wife isn’t too interested in the technicalities of it.
How much has it all cost
I don’t have too much of an idea but I suspect it’s less than $500.
I’m a database architect and have been in software development for many years. I enjoy tinkering with the IoT stuff, definitely a hobby.