I’m in the process of renovating a century home. This week the electricians are tearing out the old knob and tube and re-wiring the entire house. I want to use this opportunity to set up some basic home automation routines and would appreciate help from this community to let me know if I’m headed in the right direction.
I purchased a ST hub along with Alexa a few months ago and set up some basic integrations. They are now back in the box and will be re-installed once the electricity and Internet are operational.
Here are my immediate priorities:
I’d like to have the outdoor lights come on when it’s dark and turn off when it’s light. I’m planning to install several GE Z-Wave Plus switches for this.I’m assuming I can then set up an automatic on/off routine through the ST hub.
There are 2 places in the house where I’d like a light to turn on when we enter the room. I’m struggling a bit with how to do this. I’m currently looking for a hard-wired motion detector or occupancy detector to trigger the lights.
Related to the above question I’m a bit uncertain if a smart switch and a sensor are always needed to control a light or if there are sensors that can control a light without the need to install a switch?