I’ve been following you guys for quite sometime. I have finally moved into my new house and i’m ready to dive into this head first.
I wanted to ask some questions so I can get pointed in the right direction.
Currently, I am using the Monster AVL 300 as a remote. It supports Z-Wave and many other features. I do not use the Z-Wave at this time.
I’ve read that Roomie supports LUTRON and INSTEON for lighting, etc.
I would like to have full home automation with events, such as “Watch movie” and this event will trigger all my devices and dim lights, etc.
Controlling the devices should not be an issue. I will need to buy the WIFI IR blaster.
I don’t know what I will need to buy to get the lighting to work. Getting the switches from one of those companies is an oblivious first. So here are my questions:
What other hardware will Roomie need to make the lights work?
What about feedback to know what devices are on? Or what dim rating they are currently at?
Will Roomie or the device I use to connect Roomie to the lights allow me to control them when I am away from the home?
Does Roomie provide alerts? such as smoke alarm, motion? Or will I need to use another app for that?
What other devices can I control? Water? (Sprinklers) Anything else?
I am looking forward to this install. Please let me know anything that could help. Any hardware I might need to buy. Any possible how-to’s or a walk-through.
Like I said, I am more concerned with the lighting and controlling of non-IR related devices. I have much experience with IR blasters and setting up my current AVL300
Thanks in advance!