My family is in the process of building a new home with Lennar. Lennar includes a home automation package in their homes, and I would like to leverage the knowledge here to find a good monitored security solution. I priced the ADT hub and sensors for the starter pack, two sets of alarms and enough window and door sensors we would be less than $500. My concern is having the home automation and home security on the same panel. It would seem like a user would separate those functions. Also is there a reason why the ADT/ST products have taken a pricing nose dive in the recent months?
Any suggestions on alarms that are monitored that are recommended outside the ADT option that would integrate with a ST hub?
I’m drawn to Abode due to the entry point cost, flexibility with Z-Wave and Zigbee, and how it would be seperate from the ADT hub, but I have concerns about being able to use IFTTT to cue arm/disarm if the front door is locked/unlocked by code.
The included home automation devices are below, they cannot be changed as Lennar
Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex R510
Ruckus ICX 12 - port Ethernet Switch
Cat 6A wiring in select locations
Legrand On-Q 42" RF Structured Media Enclosure
Levitron Surge Protection Receptacles
Lutron Caseta Occupancy Sensor
Baldwin Evolved Smart Lock
Honeywell Lyric Round Wi-Fi Thermostat
Levitron Smart Plug In
Levitron Z-Wave Plug in module
Lutron Caseta Wireless In Wall Dimmer Switchers
Lutron Caseta Wireless Smart Bridge Pro, Wireless Lamp module and Pico remote with double stand
Ring Video Door Bell
Samsung Smart Things Hub
Sonos One Wireless Speaker
Does anyone have experience using these devices or similar creating a home automation/security bridge.
I am going to speak with out sales rep/builder to see if I can get Cat6 ran to the porch, outside our rear door, and above the garage door, so we could run a PoE cameras in addition to support the home security platform.
Any information that can be shared would be great. Recommendations for cameras, devices, suggestions to improve the home automation/security platform, and any suggestions on how to store the video locally rather on the cloud.
I am looking forward everyone’s insights and comments