I’m in the process of designing a security system for a client and my hopes were to utilize this thread to document the entire process from start to finish. See below for the gear list.
NOTE: Roughly $600 for the initial components below
(1) ‘SmartThings Smart Home Security Kit’. This kit included:
(1) ‘SmartThings Hub’
(1) ‘SmartSense Motion Sensor’
(1) ‘SmartSense Moisture Sensor’
(1) ‘SmartPower Outlet’
(1) ‘SmartSense Presence Sensor’
(3) 'SmartSense Open/Closed Sensor
(1) 5 Pack ‘SmartSense Open/Closed Sensor’
As I feel this was a great start to the list of items to build this system the only pieces I left out were the cameras. This was because after all of the research I’ve done I can’t seem to figure out which models would be best to suit the needs for this system. This is where I need your help!
NOTE: All cameras must work with SmartThings Hub
-(2) HD PTZ[Pan Tilt Zoom] Night Vision Wireless Outdoor Camera
—(This will monitor the driveway as well as the outside garage area from the second level of the home)
—(A model that can send notifications to the hub would be a plus as well as making sure those specific notifications can trigger actions per configured events)
(1) HD PTZ Night Vision Wireless Outdoor Camera
—(This model would need to be a bit smaller and as hidden as possible. The idea would be it would monitor the front door from the first floor of the house. It has to be small/hidden because the house isn’t trying to look like a security fortress)
(1) HD Fixed Wide Angle Night Vision Wireless Indoor Camera
—(The idea of this model is to monitor the basement area entry points)
NOTE: Recording on this system would be nice but at this time it’s not necessary. It’s more for monitoring and event triggering based off notifications
Thank you in advance for your participation in this thread. I’m excited to keep everyone up to date while I work through this project. I’m hoping to be at the client site in the next few days and I’ll let you all know how I make out.