@jfattizzi Has been so far! And yes, this project turned very rapidly into a hobby. She’s good with most of it and I have a feeling as she lays in bed tonight and the light auto-magically turns off and the fan turns on…she’ll have a new appreciation. Or, maybe that is me because I’m usually the one turning everything off.
@lmosenko Haha…thanks for the welcome. Been a hobbyist for about 3 weeks now and see myself continuing.
As for a story well, I guess mine is the same as most. I wanted to be able to monitor my home and automate some everyday functions to make our lives a little easier. The biggest concern I had was keeping an eye on our blended family. Together we have 4 children, two of which with special needs. So between the Blink cameras, door contacts, door locks, and everything else I’ve been attempting to do I’ve gained a little piece of mind knowing everyone is safe inside.
@JDRoberts I know and I have enjoyed reading quite a few threads/posts from members. Going to have to give the link you posted a good look tonight. I’ve gained quite a bit of knowledge since my start, but have such a long way to go! Never been much into coding but I am looking forward to testing out the waters.
@MichaelS Please, if anything she should be bribing me! Lol We take good care of each other and ultimately she understands my obsession with tech.
@949BFN I’m a firm believer that if it makes you happy it can’t all be bad. Shame my pockets aren’t deeper…
@rontalley I started out with the porch light and garage sconces on presence and when unlocking the door to take the dogs out. Schlage Connect with everyone’s codes and our two iPhones as presence sensors. Added a keypad in the garage (even though not needed), and motion in garage for alert while I have it open. Now every room with exception of the utility closet, garage lights, master closet/bath, downstairs bath and back porch are all automated. After I finish them I want to start adding more motion sensors/timers for the lighting. Oh and more video around the property.