First off I would like to say that I am brand new new Z-wave and smart things. However I have been coding computers, tinkering with electronics, and working on home projects for over 20 years.
I am still in the planning phase and am trying to do my homework before I invest a bunch of money. So far my setup consists of
- An old 1U rack mount server that will either Ubuntu or CentOS with home assistant.
- a Homeseer smartstick+ USB Z-wave interface.
- A collection of Homeseer HS-WD100+ And HS-WA100+ (Companion) dimmer switches.
- a collection of Kidde KN-COPE-IC hardwired combination Smoke\CO detectors with one sm120x relay and one co120x relay each connected to a dry sensor (looking at the ecolink dwzwave2.5-eco).
- a Honeywell lyric T6 pro wifi enabled thermostat (not z-wave enabled but thinking that home assistant can handle the cross protocol communication)
I am still researching motion sensors and door/sensors, and other varies devices including a self monitored security system and IP based surveillance system (also not Z-wave but controlled by home assistant.
Now that background information is provided my question revolves around the use of a computer power supply to provided the various voltage necessary (3.3V, 5V and 12V)
I would like to setup a distribution block for each voltage, then run a pair of wires from the corespondimg distro block to the sensor. The power supply would then be attached to a UPS to provide power in the event of a power outage.
I’d love to hear people’s thoughts, questions, concerns and criticisms.