I had a house fire and have since rebuilt sold and moved on to another venture.
I bought a new 3000sq foot house that has an addition.
The front part of the house is 2000sq ft single story ranch style with 2 car garage and great attic access. It has 2 bedroom, kitchen living room and office.
The back portion is accessible through the office and has a sunroom, ensuite bedroom, upstairs bonus room and another 2 car garage.
There are doors to storage areas on either side of the 2 story portion. The side facing the house has a cutout going into the attic access for the rest of the house. The other side is above the garage and is strictly storage. I do not have any conduit that can find between the main house and the garage and getting cabling into the additions bedroom and garage could be troublesome. There is existing telephone lines in the rooms i could possibly use for something if needed.
I have 2 HVAC units, one for main part of house and one for addition. Both HVAC units are in the attic and vents are in the ceilings. Main house ducts are easily accessible for dampers If i ever go that route. If i ever have to replace carpet in the upstairs area I could probably get access to ducts for rear of house.
I was able to salvage some gear from my old house. Some was in use and some I had just bought to play with.
I have ISY994i with PLM and Zwave, Smartthings hub, 3 Insteon lamp switches, 3 Insteon inline dimmers, 1 Insteon fanlink. 1 insteon 8 button keypadlink, 2 leviton zwave switches, 3 leviton zwave dimmers. I also have a bunch of Sonos speakers and a connected Marantz 3 zone reciever.
I have chamberlain myq in the front garage and a zwave garage door opener in the back garage.
My goal is to acquire a security system (right now I am leaning towards Elk M1).
I would like to eventually have door sensors on all external doors and motion sensors in each room for occupancy and lighting automation as well as for alarm triggering.
I would also like to have touch screen keypads in 2 bedrooms and living room for scene selection in each of the rooms and back porch.
In one room and back porch I would like to have color adjustment and music selection be part of the scene selection and the other room just light brighness and music selection. The keypads should also be able to show security system status, room occupancy and garage door status. I would also like the touch screens to show video from cameras. I currenly have 2 nest outdoor but I am not opposed to replacing them.
I have several old android tablets and iPads that could be used for the touchscreens.
Would you guys suggest anything other than the Elk?
Are there any other products that I would need to pull this off?
For motion sensors I have 2 boxers. One is 65lbs the other is a puppy but will be about the same size eventually. What would be my best option here?
What is the most graceful way of controlling the Sonos? I have found Smartthings clunky and I have a couple of intercom iPhone apps that let you broadcast messages to all speakers but the Sonos does not resume playing what it was playing before. Is there anything that can make Sonos seamless?
Any suggestions on video cameras that are more responsive than nest? Local storage preferably. I have a Synology Diskstation that has DVR capabilities.
What package would you suggest to drive the touch screens?
Sorry for the long post and thank you to anyone who can make sense of my babbling.