Hey team! So, I recently moved and have taken the dive into the HA scene. In my previous home, I had Vivint for monitoring and automation just for a single Kwikset 910 deadbolt.
For the new home, I started off by trying Iris and bought a bunch of hardware on sale (contact sensors were $10/each and motion sensors were $15/each). I have pro monitoring though them as well, but the options are poor and I’m finding the hub is unreliable. I’ve had rules hit and miss, created scenes that sometimes only halfway run, and Google Assistant integration is abysmal at best.
I bought a ST v2 hub which will arrive today. I had no interest in having the hub on WiFi and would rather have the faster CPU and extra RAM.
This brings me to my question(s). I’m looking to have home monitoring but can’t find a one-stop shop solution. The biggest issue being that I can’t find a pro monitoring service that will allow me to use my existing contact and motion sensors. The other issue is finding a way to integrate my existing hardwired/connected smoke detectors. I’d rather not eat the expense of replacing all of them. My full current setup:
15 contact sensors
3 motion sensors
5 GE Zigbee switches
2 Kwikset 910 deadbolts
Whole house is setup for internet failover via an LTE modem and my “comms closet” is on an UPS which includes the ST hub.
I plan to expand on this quite a bit, but can curtail future additions based on the way-ahead from the security aspects.