Hi Everyone. I made an article a while back and got a lot of valuable feedback from this community. Electrician is in the house this week and I wanted to be sure I’m not forgetting anything. So last chance to help me out! Really looking to make sure I don’t have any compatability issues. I believe everything I’ve listed will integrate.
Home Details: About 3,500 sq ft of living space on the first 2 floors. Everything getting wired or “home runned” into the basement in a rack along with hubs, cable boxes, speaker amps, camera NVR, etc. But I am running Cat 6 & RG6 to various spots in the house as WIFI access points and almost every room will have ethernet/Cat 6 jacks for hardwire connections as needed. Also, going to run extra conduit from basement to attic so it’s easier to pull wire later.
Brands I’m Looking to Buy:
Google Home (I’m a google person)
Alexa (yes I may get both)
Logitech Harmony Hub
Ring Pro Doorbell
Yale or Schlage Smartlocks
GE Z-Wave Outlets
GE Z-Wave On/Off Light Switches
GE Z-Wave Dimmers
Haiku Fans & wall switches
Nest Smoke/CO Detector
LIFX Smart Bulbs for recessed lighting
LIFX LED Strips for under cabinet lighting
Liftmaster Garage Door Openers
Opted to not have an alarm company come out and hardwire sensors. It would have voided the warranty on my new windows. So, down the road, will pick up some battery ones.
I am going to have a Lorex camera system, POE, inside and outside the house to a NVR in my rack in the basement. Also, going to run a few indoor Nest cameras for 2-way audio and likely will run a Nest outdoor camera on all exterior doors for 2-way audio.
Will have flood lights with motion sensors, and connected to a GE smart switch as well for added security.
Every room is getting wired for speakers. Going to run amps with SONOS in the rack so I can have 6-8 different zones. Considered getting a 16 input amp with 6-8 chromecasts as it’s a lot cheaper than SONOS, but both would work.
Any reactions or thoughts you all have I would really appreciate. Thank you so much!