This is my first time dipping my toes into home automation, and I’ve already made a few purchases.
Specifically, I picked up on sale 4 Xiaomi RGB Smart Bulbs (10€ Each) and 3 Google Home Minis (20€ Each). I haven’t found threads specifically about the Mi Bulbs, but they should be just rebranded Yeelights, so I think I’m going to be fine connecting the SmartThings Hub with those, or am I?
The next thing I’m concerned about is wether or not to purchase a SmartThings Hub for the next devices I’m getting, which are some motion and door sensors, pictured below:
(Please do tell me if these are not a good purchase / price, as they’re not yet set in stone)
The things I want to do with these sensors are the following:
- Set up an Alarm for intruders when I’m away from home / during the night, using a mixture of the door and motion sensors in the former case and only the door sensors during the night.
Said alarm should blare a siren across all Google Home minis, should flash the light bulbs red really rapidly and should send me a notification on my phone.
- I’d like to have the lights turn on / off automatically based on the time of day (in relation to sunrise / sundawn) and detected motion.
And other than these features, ideally the Hub of my dreams would:
- Have battery backup
- Be able to talk to my Arduino MKR1000 in case I ever manage to set it up as a smart thermostat.
I hope you can clarify wether or not all these devices work in the way I envisioned with SmartThings because I’m still undecided wether to pick it up or not.
I thank you in advance for your assistance and humbly apologize for these simple questions.
P.s. I live in Europe, if that changes anything.