I’ve choosen smartthings for my house more then a year ago and i’m lovin it But i’m building a beauty salon for my wife next to the house and i would like to add smartthings there too. I would like some advice about camera options and door solutions, and maybe your thoughts about other relevant stuff.
Do i need a second hub?
I am using a Hub V2 and i have a old hub V1 which i don’t use. The distance between the hub and the salon is about 75 feet. I have z-wave switches/repeaters all over the house, but if it’s needed i will but another Hub V2 for the salon. But i just don’t know if it’s needed.
It has a frontdoor and a backdoor, the frontdoor is for customers and the backdoor is for us (which goes to our backyard)
The frontdoor where customers come in needs: a smart doorbell (aeon labs doorbell ), a recessed door sensor, a normal lock (which we only use when there is nobody in the salon) and a “electromagnetic” lock -> electromagnetic lock, but i need a momantairy switch for it to be opened (as long as it’s gets power it will be closed, so it needs some time to be without power till the person actually opened the door). The preffered situation would be that i have a wireless button like the Aeon panic button, if it’s pressed that the electromagnets get no power till the recessed door sensor is seen as “open” (which means the door is open) and then get power back, so that if the person who comes in closes the door, the door actually stays locked. But i never used a momentairy switch, so i don’t know which one to get to make it work like stated above.
The camera, i really have no clue which to buy. I need an outdoor camera which has a motion sensor to detect that someone is at the door (eventhough i have a aeon labs doorbell), i need it to record a clip after seeing motion. I have a internetcable and power to the place where i want to hang the camera, i just don’t know which one.
I saw Blink (which is for indoor use), Netatmo Welcome Camera (indoor use) and the outdoor camera’s from smartthings supported page and i saw the D-LINK support thread for all D-link camera’s. But i have no knowledge/experience with camera’s, and it is a very important part of the project. Since my wife will check on a tablet in the salon to see who is in front of the door, before she will open it.
On the windows i will place Window sensors: Aeon door window sensor
For the music i will use Chromecast audio with 2 speakers which are build into the ceiling and spotify (too bad chromecast audio isn’t working with smartthings, but to open Spotify on a mobile phone isn’t a bad thing imo)
I hope someone can help me with some info/advice about the camera’s and the door solution p.s. I will add pictures of the salon as soon as the doors are in it (which are being build in a month or so)
This is the salon;