Order my SmartThings Smart kit today with two additional door sensor (ecolink Z-wave) and two Tilt Sensor (also ecolink z-wave). Phase I of this project is getting all the door monitored for coming and going and the garage door monitored for being left open., which seems to happen a lot around here.
Phase Ib is hooking up relay openers to the garage door to automatically close or open them. Then I will work on the lights. I am a programmer, well not much any more but that is my background so I am looking forward to tinkering.
Little disappointed in the lack of a smartthings ipad app but SmartTile will have to do. That might allow me to get a cheap android device and mount it in the kitchen for permanent display. Any advice is appreciated. I use IFTTT a bit to so looking to all the different ways I can expand on that.