Hi this forum has been super helpful, in the reading I’ve done so far.
I’m looking for help and suggestions things to avoid and or add.
I have a tonne of questions and i’ll probably end up forgetting a few by the time i’m done this post so please bare with me.
The home is just over 7000sqft over three stories, its wide and narrow. Will I need to add Z wave repeaters? Am i better off using lutron caseta or insteon switches?
I am running cat 6 and possibly some fiber optic, currently have budgeted for 3 ubiquiti unifi access points aswell just to make sure I have good wireless connectivity around the home as I also plan on using Amazon Echo Dots to control my lighting tv hvac etc. For my thermostat I’ve chosen to go with ecobee.
im thinking of adding motion sensors in powder rooms and walk in closets (most of these have 2 switches eg one for pot lights and one for ambient LED lighting) will one motion sensor per room control both light switches?
Im planning on keeping my walls as clean as possible and hiding banks of switches in the nearest closet to the area we are lighting. For example my main floor is all open so family (1switch) Dining (2 switches) kitchen ( 2 switches) will all be hidden in a closet and then have one single wall keypad with multiple buttons like Insteons Wall Keypad to control all those lights in the single gang box (if someone doesn’t feel like using their phone or amazon echo). Now I know insteon doesnt work with smartthings it works with amazon echo though, but i also heard the reliability is horrible, so im trying to find another way to do this with z wave switches but haven’t been able to find a keypad type switch where I can just program each button to those hidden switches in the closet (im only wiring power with neutral to the keypad switches) Im trying to eliminate 3 way / 4 way switches and do it via smart controls, is this a bad idea?
thank for all your help in advance guys, im starting to lose sleep over this and i havent barely started lol