Greetings fellow users.
First time posting. I am both thrilled and saddened by my recent bitten of the “internet of things” technology and the Smart home concept. For years, I’ve done things in my home before. I ran telephone line to every room, stereo speakers through the extra telephone wires ( don’t do that in lighting plagued Florida). I had televisions that played whatever was on the main cable box in the living room and could watch my favorite movies in the bedroom. This was in the 1980’s.
I Just purchased my post divorce home after four years of renting and I started looking into security when I discovered the “internet of things”. I always knew it existed but it never really applied to me. Boy was I wrong.
I’ve done weeks of research to find that Smartthings is the most recommended and seems to be the most accommodating for other brands to work within its platform. So I started there…with the Hub and four light bulbs.
I discovered that switches and motion sensors are more versatile. I hoped to find a guide on some of the best practices to design and “start small” when first implementing a smart home system. I didn’t find that but I did find a wealth of information on similar topics right here. I’m not a developer, just a regular Joe getting started.
Thank you for sharing your experience and knowledge here…I’ve certainly enjoyed it so far.