ok ummmmm i don't know where to put this so i'm putting it here. so, deal with it.
if you are looking for an easy diy solution for home security that can be accessed anywhere over your smartphone/tablet/pc and you have wifi in your home...this product is for you!
i just got around to hooking this up. I purchased the parts a while back and was just being lazy.
anyway....i LOVE LOVE LOVE it so far!
~ the hub (you need this to communicate with the various components and the interwebs)
~ smart plugs (i'll probably switch these out to the actual in wall receptacles)
~ thermostat (i plan on having one of these in every zone of my house)
~ motion detectors (haven't hooked these up yet)
~ dead bolt lock
~ smart buttons (which will be used as doorbells)
and i am planning on getting...
~ window/door sensors
~ electric meter
~ water/leak sensors
the only component i am not 100% in love with is the camera.
for 1, it doesn't have a speaker. I really want that because i want to be able to use a camera as an intercom for vistors (or intruders
) who ring my door bell where i can see/talk to/hear them but they can't see me. then i can unlock the door remotely for them if i want using the iris deadbolt.
and for 2 when viewing the cam(s) remotely, there is a lag. no. no. no. i wanna see what is going on in REAL time!
so, instead i am thinking of trying these cameras...
for inside viewing...
or these which also has remote panning...
now i just need to find a good wireless ip outdoor cam that has a speaker as well...and i will be ALL set!!!!
Edited by ThoughtCouture - Mar 25 2013 at 10:59am