Historically, I have used both SmarthThings and Control4 in previous homes. I love C4’s video and audio distribution functionality, but hate that I can’t maintain the system without the help of my dealer. I love ST’s flexibility and the ability to control a ton of smart devices on my own to create various scenes, routines, etc.
I am building a new house and am contemplating implementing a hybrid system that leverages the best of both worlds (C4 for video/audio and ST for lights, blinds, thermostats and everything else). Couple of questions:
Any issues or concerns using 2 separate systems like this?
Some of the connected devices can be controlled by either C4 or ST (thermostats, blinds, etc). Will I have to pick one or the other platform to control those devices or is it possible for ST and C4 to both control a device independent of each other? In other words, can change the temperature of my thermostat from either ST or C4, depending on which system I am accessing at the time?
Thank you in advance for your feedback