Hi all. Pretty new to home automation. Use it with IQ panel in vacation home and Sat at our full time home. I have been looking for a way to control a stereo system remotely, via Z-wave, wifi or zigbee. I’m not looking for a full blown home theater, I just want to be able to turn on a stereo in our vacation home remotely, and possibly wire a few speakers to amplify an on demand siren wav or mp3 file.we were burglarized and, in addition to lights, I’d like to be able to run the stereo at different times for ambient background noise, to give the appearance that the home is occupied and, as stated, to play a siren audio file over speakers on demand.
I can’t even find a stereo system with a mechanical on off anymore…they are all touch…and need to be manually turned back on after a power interruption…which we have often at our vacation place. I have a few z-wave wave sirens installed but none are loud enough to be heard by my neighbors. I’d like something I can activate randomly and remotely when we are not there and for sure if I see anyone near the house (I have nest outdoor cams up outside). I’ve been looking for a solution…but I haven’t found anything 1) simple 2) plug and play our minimal configuration 3) that won’t break the bank 4) isn’t overkill for my desired application. Anyone have any solutions? I’d be very appreciative. Thank you,