Hello, new user here, hope you all don’t mind a basic question. I’ve spent a long time looking at the various options trying to figure out whats going to be the most reliable, have the most features and devices, etc. Best case I’d like everything to be from one manufacturer so all the devices match each other and, I assume, will be more likely to work well together. I’ve finally settled on Leviton as they have a wide range of products including lts of non-smart options so my switches can match each other even if I mix smart and non-smart switches. I bought a couple of the dimmer plugs, a non-dimmer plug (15 amp), and a couple of the in-wall outlets. So far I’m really pleased but as I dig in further I see there are lots and lots of options - GE seems to make a pretty broad line of devices too.
So, to my questions:
- Which manfucturer has the best z-wave products?
- Does it matter if you get everything from one company, or is it really OK to mix and match?
BTW one of my big requirements is actual in-wall outlets - there are multiple locations where I don’t want to have to have a wall-wart plug hanging out of the outlet to get the smart things functionality.
Thanks for any thoughts!