I’m pretty much a lurker around here, but could use some ideas before I call an electrician. I moved into my house last year. On the backside of the house is a large area light running on an Intermatic T101 timer. I don’t actually turn the light on because it brings all sorts of pests from the Jurassic period toward the house and the orange is so bright it gets through the blackout curtains in our baby’s room! However, I there are times when it would be nice to use this light.
Here is what I’d like to do… I have Arlo Pro 2 cameras and lights around the house. I only want to turn on this light when the Arlo devices detect motion. Essentially, it seems I need to replace the Intermatic timer with a smart switch and then use SmartThings to turn the light on when the Arlo detects motion. I do not have a gang box where the Intermatic timer is located and installing one is outside of my skill set.
Before I call an electrician and proceed with this, are there other ideas I should be considering?
Thanks for reading.