Background: I am new to the smart home world. I am close on my first home in the coming months, and along with a phased renovation, I plan to build it into a “smart home.” One issue is that the home is in a rural area, while it has reliable internet, it isn’t going to be as high of bandwidth as is available in town. I don’t want to bog it down with background processes
I have read about hubs that operate locally vs. Cloud based. I am not real comfortable having what I would call critical processes (thermostat, door locks, lights, etc) being internet dependant. Now, entertainment, appliances and other “luxury” processes, I have no issue with them being cloud based. I have read that ST has integrated more local processing, but I do not know what the limits are on that.
I have been picking up pieces that I will use, amazon Alexa devices, Bose soundtouch devices, etc.
Am I correct in my concerns of cloud based processing in this situation?
Would Vera and ST work together?
As I understand it one would need go be primary and the other secondary, would work ST as a secondary to Vera? Would that be the best set up?
Am I going in the right direction with this, or would I be better of going in another?
Any advice or information on this is very much appreciated.