Hey all, we just moved to a new house today and I’ve been waiting to get into home automation until we got here. I’ve listened to a number of episodes on it but I’m wondering about if you were starting now what would you use? I don’t want anything super fussy, more plug and play with some customizations is my level of interest. I’d like to go with home kit compatible stuff.
We have four doors (door back doors, a front, and a walk out basement door) that all lock from the inside with a key! So I need four new deadbolts and would like keyless /smart entry on at least two (1 back door and 1 front). What deadbolt locks are you liking for this setup?
The other area I would like to invest in is outdoor cameras and flood lights. I’d like a couple cameras and at least one food light for the garage and backyard area. Any recommendations there?
Finally, is there a way to tap into an existing garage door opener and make it smart? It seems newish but it certainly doesn’t have automation built in. Is that something I can add on to or does it have to be a new system?
One thing I should add is data privacy is important to me so I want to keep it as secure as possible.
Any other recommendations or things you like for home automation, let me know. We are just getting started!