I created/hacked a control 4 systems for about the last 6 years. When I sold my house, I left all of the control 4 gear there as a part of the home along with my rack and a bunch of other gear. I have just purchased a home and as part of it, I want to do more automation and come-up to the latest without the need for closed ecosystems and that makes ‘Smart things’ really appealing.
The house itself has a few ghosts to be worked out as I have a ton of unidentified switches which appear to do nothing at the moment. That aside, I have about 2 dozen or so switches, a half-dozen fans (most are on dimmers and don’t appear to be on fan controllers), I have 5 points of entry, 1 electric gate, 1 roll-up garage door 2 wood gates and I’d like like to do whole house audio including the 2 patios.
I am looking to deal with a few things 1. be able to turn whatever on or off I want to from just about anywhere. 2. Lock and unlock doors with keyfob/card/or code. 3 have audio in rooms that can be synchronized or not depending on moods, and I would love to have multi-tap or touch switches and dimmers like what i had with Control 4. It was awesome to be able to assign macros or multiple functions to a switch and activate it based on the number of taps or holding down of the switch.