Just looking for some friendly advice on a new Smarthome build. Back in February of this year, I upgraded my legacy security system and integrated it with smartthings. Now Ive progressed to:
10 smart outlets
15 light switches
4 fan controllers
2 smart light bulbs
1 Garage door opener
1 Video doorbell
4 Sonos speakers
Everything is controlled with Alexa. I recently have the need to purchase security cameras and have been on these forums quite a bit. Camera integration seems to be a pain in the ass, and the Arlo/Ring cameras are crap. I’ve seen so many threads with folks and so many issues, things not working and things going down. This variability makes me worried. I have a friend who just built a custom home and wants me to make his home like mine.
I would hate to build out my friends home using smartthings only to have things not working properly. Do I have anything to be worried about when I copy my setup to a much larger home than mine? I am running Alexa, BigTalker2, ActionTiles, LIFX, Konnected and Skybell.
I’ve been down the rabbit hole of options, but outside of Control4/Savant, nothing seems to be as clean for a single hub solution. Perhaps I am missing other options? I’ve looked into HomeSeer, TP-link Kasa, Wink, Lutron Caseta. I would prefer everything just work, if it went down, Im happy to help, but part of me is thinking yeah, maybe you should take that $$$$ quote you got from the builder/dealer. The best thing I can see is Hubitat. But perhaps I am asking the wrong questions, and maybe overthinking the issues other folks have.
Thanks in advance for any guidance