Want to add a security system to my house. I don’t need professional monitoring (but if it was cheap I’d be open to signing up). I know there are various diy systems out there, but what makes my situation a little unique is I already have a various mish-mash of equipment I should be able to utilize.
- 5 Arlo (non-pro) cameras
- Nest Hello Doorbell
- Smartthings hub (via Shield TV) and 3 multi-sensors
- Existing old ADT security system with 3 hard-wired door sensors and 3 hard-wired motion sensors – People have succesfully ported this to ST via Arduino and also integrated with Simpli-Safe by soldering it to their sensors
Ideally I’d be able to add a siren (even if it’s one that I manually trigger).
As far as I know, but please correct me if I’m wrong, to be able to utilize my equipment, my only option is to go the SmartThings route, correct? Particularly the arlo cameras and the nest doorbell. My concern with going the ST route is that their multi-sensors often report themselves as off-line and/or show an incorrect status of open vs closed. If I don’t use the ST multi-sensors would everything else be reliable? My second concern with going the ST route is that their phone sensor often reports me as being away when I’m home and vice-versa, which will affect arming/disarming.
Anyone have any ideas/thoughts of the best way I should go about this to help me design this?