As some back story here, I’m currently running a ADT SmartThings Hub with about 60 devices that are a mix of Zigbee and Z-Wave. With ADT and Samsung bailing on the ADT Hub, I have to make some changes. Kind of upset because they started the slow death of the ADT ST system 3 months after I heavily invested in sensors. A security system is critical for me and I’m a little hesitant to get another DIY system but willing if there is a good established one out there. I also use the SmartThings Echo app and have multiple Echo’s to control devices. I do not use WebCore or IFTTT for anything right now. I am running the ADT Tools but that won’t really matter once I dump the ADT ST Hub.
I guess I have 3 questions really. I’m open to all and any suggestions.
I have an old v2 hub that I can move all my Zigbee and Z-Wave devices to. Should I do that or is the v3 worth upgrading to?
Can you recommend a well supported DIY security system that offers 24/7 monitoring that you have experience with? Is the monitoring fee reasonable? Should I go with a pro installed system instead? I have a separate camera system so that isn’t a requirement. I know there are several DIY systems with monitoring but I want people with experience chiming in. I’ve already read a lot of reviews.
Is SmartThings coming out with a new hub that I should wait for? Is there another product I should consider?