Proabably, as most of newbies I’ve completely messed topic creation. so sorry.
Right, now to the situation.
Im from UK, but english isn’t my main language. I’m looking into starting to build z wave controlled home, Smart things hub seems good enough although i would like something less cloud dependant like Hubitat.
My first project I’m researching is in home heating. I do understand trv (smart radiator valve) side of things and there is plenty of choices. Hub does all the thinking and controlling while connected (or listening) to all the devices. And it seems that ST hub supports many devices including trv’s. But the problem I’m having is boiler controlling side. It seems like there is only those Secure thermostats and boiler receivers witch are favoring Vera hubs. After some reading, seems like people also having a lot of trouble connecting ST to Secure systems. And only way is to do some changing in software. Am i not finding something or is the market choices is that bad?All i need to find is zwave combi boiler controller witch would connect to ST Hub for zone controlled heating without to much of the trouble. Right now i have simple Salus programmable 5/7 day room thermostat (Rt501rf(tx)).
Plus im planning on creating seperate wifi and ethernet network for house controll while im at home (don’t care about any away from home stuff) there would be almost no access to internet except sometimes i would to update software. Would this be a issue with ST since it does part of its “thinking” on cloud?
I know this is a lot of reading and it might be hard to understand, sorry and thank you in advance for those who had enough patience to go through it.