Building a New House - Please help with Automation

Congratulations on the new home – – I’m sure that’s very exciting! :sunglasses:

As far as what particular devices to get, there’s no one right answer: it really just depends on your own needs and preferences. And budget! The following thread should help describe what might differ from one model to another, so you can start to get a sense of what you might find best for you. The light switch discussion starts around post 40 in that thread.

You might also find it helpful to look at the “whole house” quick browse list in the project reports section of the community – created wiki. You’ll find a lot of discussion there about types of wiring, depth of backboxes, etc. in preparing a house for home automation.

http://thingsthataresmart.wiki/index.php?title=How_to_Quick_Browse_the_Community-Created_SmartApps_Forum_Section#Quick_Browse_Links_for_Project_Reports.2FQuestions

Also definitely look at the following thread, particularly post 11:

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