I’ve been starting to look into home automation as I am having a new home built and I’m pretty sure that I am going to go with Smart Things as my hub. The only thing scaring me off though is the issue the smart things hub had about a year and change ago when it would set off the alarms in the middle of the night. I read about it and saw that CNET pulled their Editor’s choice rating due to this but I have not seen any article or thread that explained that the issue has been resolved.
My other question is that is there any benefit to sticking with one standard like Z-Wave or Zigbee for the whole house? I know they act as repeaters (at least from what I’ve been reading) and I know that Philips Hue uses Zigbee but I’m a bit worried that mixing and matching could cause issues overall even though ST does both.
Also I would like to have color changing lights in two rooms. Besides Philips is there any one that would be recommended? I know philips hue needs the hub to change colors?
Thanks again for any suggestions and help.