Hi, apologies if this has been asked before.
I am an electrician/data installer and am about to start wiring for my new house.
I am looking for recommendations on automation products that I could use for my own house, but that would also be a reliable system to possibly put into prospective clients homes. Therefore i want something that is reliable enough for clients use and that does not need to be ripped out if I was to sell the house.
I have looked at the openhab system but am probably going to rule this out due to the amount of learning required and future ease of use.
Has anyone here seen or installed a proprietary system that they can either recommend or advise against? I have looked at Control4, Econnecx, C-bus, Protege and even tried to use the arrowhead alarm system for home automation but was not overly impressed!
Control4 looks great but has a high price tag.
Econnecx seems to do what I want but has a paid subscription requirement.
I would ideally like:
A full alarm system that notifies via app push notifications if there is a trigger and can be controlled remotely.
Light controls including dimming.
Timer for HWC, heaters etc (also controllable via app)
Garage door and gate opener.
IFTTT would be nice but not a necessity
I'm may look at using a couple of different systems to get all of the features Im looking for. But to save me reinventing the wheel I would be keen to hear any ideas?