Integrators/Consultants/Installer Wanted In SF Bay Area (Feb 2019)

Hi Dave,

You might can find someone who can help you personally, but home automation is a personal decision, how you like the design and functionality of things, and what are your budget and needs. It applies for the system itself and the connected devices too. Some might like SmartThings, but others prefer Hubitat or HA.

There is topic with official third parties in the community forum. You can look at their products and functionalities, and you can reach out for local sellers in your area.

If you are thinking of smarting up a demonstration house, look for appliances (Samsung, but other manufacturers have plenty options too), locks (Schlange, Yale, August, etc.), blinds and sun shades, thermostats, irrigation systems, lawnmowers, and of course lights (smart bulbs, switches, pocket sockets, relays etc.) The variety of products is almost endless. (And not always the most expensive is the best, and any can have vulnerabilities or other annoying issues.)

The option for SmartThings connected cameras are limited at the moment.

As you listed speakers you want to consider voice control as well, ie. Google Home and Google Assistant, and Amazon Echo/Alexa devices.

@JDRoberts is one of the most experienced, or probably the most experienced home automation guru in the community forum. Look out for his posts, and of course use the search engine and the FAQ section.

Good luck with your business idea!

Best Regards,

Gabor