I'm about to place the order for my home automation gear (Have placed order for motorised blinds and curtain tracks already) and was about to place an order for 12 aeotec nano dimmers and about 6 Aeotec 6in1 sensors.
I have one of the sensors at the moment and it works fine (after you figure out hoe to configure it) but I'm not sure they are worth $90 each.
I am (grudgingly) going to pay the money for the Aeotec Nanos as they seem to do everything I want, and I know they'll work with manual switch overrides etc...
However it strikes me that for general switches/relays and sensors, not only am I not restricted to looking at non Aeotec gear, but I could also look at Wifi devices. So if anyone has a specific recommendation for an ESP8266 based motion/temperature/window sensor then I am very keen to hear it (provided it's substantially less than $90)
I'm not going to build anything - ideally this should be an off the shelf unit. It's going to need to work with Homeassistant (OpenHAB p1ssed me off once too often) so the message transport (z-wave/wifi isn't important really).
I have a limited need for a few general mains device relays (A"lexa, turn on the electric blanket" etc) and I think that can be accomplished easily with a sonoff type switch - although possible needs a reflash.
SO, any suggestions, I want something that can detect temperature in a room, and also sit in a pantry to tell HA when the door is opened so it can turn on a light etc...
If there's no alternative, then I'll pay the monstrous Z-Wave tax but it astounds me there's no credible cheap alternative yet.
Cheers - N