I kind of let my system fall off after my last move. I just bought a new house and want to get everything back in working order. Just had a few general questions in regards to the best route to take
Cameras - is ADT camera setup worth it? The monthly fee is a big turn off for me. Also, I cant use the 14 door/window contacts that I already have with ADT if I’m understanding that correctly. What is the best go to camera for smart things integration? Every room in my house has hardwired ethernet so I can manage PoE fairly easily. Are there any that will integrate without having to use extra apps? Or would I be better off using a generic CCTV system?
Switches - Unfortunately, 95% of the outlets in this house are 2-3 switch panels and almost every light/fan in the house is a 3 way switch. I’m thinking of slowly adding GE switches with the 3 way additions over time or just buying a bunch of hue bulbs. I think I’d rather have switches, but am I right in assuming that an internet outage would leave me unable to control them? Price is a factor, but I don’t think going bulbs would cost much less really. Just the theater room has 12 bulbs, kitchen with 14, etc.
Fans - all the fans are separate from the light switch. Can I control that fan with the same type of switch that controls the light or is there a different way to go about that? That and I also have two fans controlled by the same switch in my office