Good Evening Everyone!!! I hope this finds you well! I have a pretty complicated setup and I would like to make it more efficient.
I apologize if this first part seems lengthy I will do my best to keep it short. In my Master Bedroom I have:
Cox Cable Internet with a 150 down going via gigabit to my Linksys E4200, then into my Linksys EA6500 (being used as a switch/accesspoint). Plugged into those I have my APC SUA1000 with Network & Environment Monitoring, 8ch Zmodo DVR (with 5 cameras), Liftmaster MyQ Gateway, Cisco Meraki M18 access point, Arlo Base station (with 3 cameras), SmartThings hub.
While connected to 2.5 or 5 ghz on the E4200 max speed is about 60mbps down
While connected to the EA6500 throughput is much better.
Tried using only EA6500 as primary router but it’s Nat Loopback doesn’t work so for ease of use for my wife and the IP Cam’s I have both setup and functioning
We usually use the IP Cam Viewer Pro App for the D-Link’s, Foscam’s, and the CCTV
Arlo for Arlo
Plex running on one of the home servers, and on a laptop
Around the house is
I also have 2 Foscam FI9821W’s (a V1 and a V2)
3 D-Link DCS-930L (That I won)
About 8-9 Laptops/Netbooks
3 Xbox 360’s
3 Roku Sticks
1 Roku 2 XDS (Very out of date)
Ring Stick Up Cam (on the way be here tomorrow)
In my loft I have:
D-Link DAP1522 Wifi to Eth Bridge
To an APC SU1400
An APC Network Controlled PDU
16 port switch
2x HP Home Servers (Also with WIFI Dongles for backup internet connection if the DAP drops)
LG BD Player
I have a 2Gig 2 Alarm System Panel (3g connection) through Surety DIY & Alarm.com
16 Door/Window Sensors
3 Glass Break Sensors
3 Motion Detectors
1 Carbon Monoxide Sensor
1 Smoke/Heat/Freeze Detector
1 TS1 Separate Touchscreen
1 Motion Sensor with Built in Camera
1 Connected Doorbell
1 Panic Button
Supports Z-Wave & rules based on motion, sunrise/sunset, Thermostat scheduling based on motion or alarm status, and during fire automatically shuts off AC to prevent pumping smoke around.
My Q Connected through Alarm.com
1 Leviton Dimmer (Kitchen Lights Florescent, would love to change to dim-able LED’s)
1 Leviton Dimmer (Kitchen Table 5, 5w Dimable LED Bulbs)
1 Leviton On/Off Switch (Front Patio)
1 GE Zwave Switch with Companion for 3 way switch
1 Schlage FE599 Lever Lock on Master Bedroom
1 CT100 Z-Wave Programmable Thermostat (working as a z-wave repeater as it’s powered from the AC)
Also looking to control about 4-7 Fans with lights Lights haven’t decided how to do that, if I am remembering the wiring correctly it was run with just Black/Wight/Ground so no extra wire for separate powering of the Light from the fan. Was debating about the mini 2 relay zwave boxes.
(I also have an extra Leviton Dimmer switch I haven’t decided where to put it)
3 Leaksmart water/temperature sensors
4 Lightify Tunable White Bulbs
4 Ge Link Bulbs
1 Lutron Zigbee Remote
Other Wink Devices:
GE Quirky Spotter v1
So much for equipment list and setup: I had the 2Gig and the Wink Linked via Zwave, the 2Gig was setup as an additional controller. The devices were automatically cloned though both and so also show up in the Alarm.com App and the Wink app. The moment I added in the SmartThings into the Network Via Zwave the devices disappeared from Wink. Luckily they didn't disappear from my alarm.com setup. I'm the one who installed and configured everything (including the alarm). I would Love for all my Zigbee/Zwave Devices to be seen in both systems. I currently have stringify but that is the only way to get everything to communicate back and forth. I would think with Zwave it would clone everything through the 3 controllers. In regards to the Zigbee I heard and someone slip that the zigbee could be on 2 controllers at once but has to be done manually. So using Wink@home I can see alot of the Technical Data, I was hoping I could take that tech data from the zigbee bulbs and manually enter them into Smartthings. I would like to make use of the fact I have so many alarm sensors, I have them set to email each sensor's activity to a certain email address. Many are in the Honeywell 5800 series some are the 2gig ones. I did find a thread online where someone could monitor the Honeywells with a Rasberry Pi and report using json (I'm not familiar but ready and willing to learn) I also want to put my water heater on some type of Z-wave control but not sure the best way to do so. I wish alarm.com would play nicely with others to make all this more efficient. I have started playing with Home Remote and so forth and i am looking for the ability to have as much as possible on 1-2 screens either by widgets, or some kind of custom layout.
Any questions/comments/Concerns/ Suggestions would be appreciated!!!